South Queensland men celebrate after a narrow win against North Queensland in their representative game at Robina on Saturday (Photo: AFLQ)

June 26, 2024

South Burnett Saints’ player James Packer was part of the South Queensland men’s AFL team which scored a narrow win over North Queensland in an exciting rep game played at Bond University at the weekend.

After suffering a defeat last year, the South Queensland team came out firing, kicking the first two goals of the match.

At the end of the first quarter, NQ had a narrow lead which they increased in the second stanza.

However, SQ clawed their way back in the third, outscoring NQ three goals to two.

Three consecutive goals by SQ in the last quarter put them in the lead, but NQ hadn’t given up and scored several late goals.

However,  a final kick in the last seconds by SQ’s Alex McKay – his second for the match – sealed the win for the South, 13.8 (86) to 12.12 (84).

South Queensland also dominated in the women’s game, finishing 4.6 (30) to North Queensland 1.2 (8).

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In local Aussie Rules, there was no joy for the three Saints’ teams in their trip to Toowoomba on Saturday to face the University Cougars.

The senior men’s side came out best, kicking six goals against the Cougars to finish 6.9-45 to 13.7-85.

But the Saints are looking forward to a big Saturday at home this weekend with the annual Brooksy’s Round and the presentation of the Ben Brooks Medals to the players displaying Ben’s “courage, determination and never-give-up attitude”.

Kick-off against the Warwick Redbacks will be at 2:30pm at Lyle Vidler Oval in Kingaroy.

There is a competition bye for all teams in both the women’s and U14s grades.

The successful South Queensland women’s team after their game against NQ (Photo: AFLQ)


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