Roost­ers crow­ing af­ter tri­fecta

Central and North Burnett Times - - SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL FOOTY TEAM - Kather­ine Kokko­nen kather­ine.kokko­nen@cnbtimes.com.au

COM­PE­TI­TION has only just started, but this sea­son of rugby league is al­ready set to be a thriller.

The Theodore Roost­ers are the hot favourites af­ter three con­vinc­ing wins in the open­ing three games.

They are con­sid­ered strong in both at­tack and de­fence with good-sized for­wards.

The Roost­ers have ben­e­fited by pick­ing up four Eidsvold play­ers, par­tic­u­larly the sign-on of Cen­tral Bur­nett player of the year Stan­ley Bligh.

Bligh, who plays five-eight, was a key player for Eidsvold, di­rect­ing the team from the back and in­sti­gat­ing bril­liant at­tack­ing plays.

He will be piv­otal to the Roost­ers’ on­go­ing suc­cess.

For­mer two-time pre­mier­ship win­ners Monto Roos have suf­fered from los­ing key play­ers.

The Roos lost their games to Theodore and Cher­bourg due to be­ing short on num­bers.

De­spite their early poor per­for­mance, the Roos are ex­pected to be strong on their home ground.

The player to watch is five-eight Shane Carter who will be in­te­gral to the Roos’ suc­cess.

Mun­dub­bera Tigers have al­ready im­proved on last sea­son’s bot­tom of the lad­der per­for­mance.

They have strength­ened their team due to the re­turn of play­ers to the town, par­tic­u­larly sec­ond rower Daniel Au­gus­tine.

Au­gus­tine rep­re­sented Queens­land in the un­der 18s and is ex­pected to be solid in both at­tack and de­fence.

Roost­ers are con­sid­ered strong in both at­tack and de­fence with good sized for­wards.

Gayn­dah Gla­di­a­tors are al­ready on the back foot af­ter suf­fer­ing sig­nif­i­cant losses to both Mur­gon and Theodore.

The Gla­di­a­tors are look­ing to pick up more play­ers through­out the sea­son to im­prove their chances.

The next games will be in Miriam Vale, this Satur­day with Cen­tral Bur­nett tak­ing on the South Bur­nett and North­ern Districts teams.

The Cen­tral Bur­nett Fil­lies will also play an ex­hi­bi­tion game against Glad­stone.

Cen­tral Bur­nett Brumbies U10

team.

Theodore Rooster Shane Hooper (cen­tre) is reach­ing for the ball flanked by Shane Mor­gan (cen­tre back) and Gary Pop (cen­tre front).

The U10s Brumbies v Nanango. The Cen­tral Bur­nett Brumbies U12 side gets ready

to take the field for their game against the

Mur­gon Mus­tangs.

Brumbies de­fence is put to the test.

U16 player Mj Hav­ili. The Gayn­dah Gla­di­a­tors get set to take on the Mur­gon

Mus­tangs.

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