Kingaroy Red Ants crunched the Hornets at Cherbourg on Saturday (Photo: Past Tense Photography)

August 3, 2023

With two rounds of the South Burnett Rugby League competition left to play, Kingaroy Red Ants look to have secured the Minor Premiership for 2023.

Kingaroy has won eight of its 10 games so far this year, including last Saturday.

They dialled up their performance in the second half to down the Hornets 32-20 at Cherbourg.

This Saturday, the Red Ants are coming up against Murgon at Murgon Sportsground.

There should be a big home crowd barracking for the Mustangs as it is the club’s special Over 35s Day, where former players will be pulling on their boots to relive past glories.

The Over 35s fun will start at 1:20pm when Murgon will play Goomeri, followed by Wondai v Kingaroy at 2:00pm.

There are also two A Grade games scheduled, as well as an Under 14s game and a full round of junior games (see below).

And, don’t forget, the Red Ants have their special “Pink Day” fundraising day scheduled for the following Saturday (August 12) at T.J. O’Neill Oval in Kingaroy.

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Saturday is also going to be a big day for the South Burnett Eagles who will be taking on the Hervey Bay Seagulls in the Qualifying Final of the Bundaberg Under 18s competition at Salter Oval.

The Eagles finished in third spot at the end of the regular rounds, while the Seagulls were ranked second.

The sides have met three times this season, with two victories to the South Burnett.

Killian Klease scored two tries for the Red Ants last Saturday  (Photo: Past Tense Photography)

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Last Weekend’s Results

Cherbourg hosted last weekend’s South Burnett Eagles and SBRL senior games.

  • Under 15s – Valleys 26 def. South Burnett Eagles 4
  • Under 16s – South Burnett 24 def. v Valleys 12

In A Grade, Wondai Wolves 38 defeated Murgon Mustangs 24 after leading 18-14 at half-time.

Wondai try scorers were: Joshua Brown, Albert Dynevor, Torren Anderton, Ryan Stower, Malik Saltner, Jermaine Harrison and Jack McDowell. Torren Anderton kicked five conversions.

Murgon tries were scored by: Jonathan Walsh (2), Joel Fewquandie (2) and Arthur Saltner. Preston Alberts and Christopher Bond each kicked a goal.

In the second A Grade game, the Kingaroy Red Ants 32 defeated Cherbourg Hornets 20 after Cherbourg led 14-10 at half-time. 

Kingaroy try scorers were: Killian Klease (2), Nikolao Petueli, Matthew Allen, Connor Sullivan and Lachlan Price. Harry Sterling kicked four goals.

Cherbourg tries were scored by: Norman Wragge, David Hopkins, Patrick Alberts and Mark Saltner. David Hopkins kicked two goals.

Eagles couldn’t get away from Toowoomba Valleys in Under 15s (Photo: Past Tense Photography)
In Under 16s, the Eagles overwhelmed Toowoomba for a convincing win (Photo: Past Tense Photography)
Murgon Mustangs couldn’t stop Wondai’s spate of tries (Photo: Past Tense Photography)

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This Weekend’s Games

At Murgon:

Junior games from 8:00am

  • 11:20am – Under 14s – Murgon v Chinchilla
  • 12:20pm – Under 14s – Cherbourg v Kingaroy
  • 1:20pm – Over 35s – Murgon v Goomeri
  • 2:00pm – Over 35s – Wondai v Kingaroy
  • 2:45pm – A Grade – Murgon v Kingaroy
  • 4:30pm – A Grade – Cherbourg v Wondai

At Toowoomba:

  • Under 15s – South Burnett Eagles v Toowoomba Brothers
  • Under 16s – South Burnett Eagles v Toowoomba Brothers

At Bundaberg:

  • Under 18s – Qualifying Final – South Burnett Eagles v Hervey Bay Seagulls



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