Final minutes matter in win TEAM spirit and players improving their game on the field led to the under-12 Central Burnett Brumbies’ 12-10 semi-final victory againstWondai on Saturday.
Winger Max Corfield entered the game in the second half.
He praised the growing confidence of Jonah MacDonald, who was “running 100% now, just bulldozing through” and Matthew Seabrook’s defence on the wing.
“I saw a lot of improvement,” Max said.
“As they got out from under, Matt began to shine.
“He got four good stand-out tackles and another 10 back-up tackles – he came back and helped them.”
Front rower Ryan Gibbs and winger Matthew Seabrook both said the best moment of the match was the final try in the last five minutes.
But Max Corfield said there was still work to be done until the last second.
“Misi (Maile) went down low, I went high and I jumped up on his chest and he (theWondai player) fell over in the last three seconds of the game,” Max said.
“Had he got through, they would have tried.”
Central Burnett Brumbies secretary Sandra Kenny said “it was a good, strong, evenlymatched game” that was won in the last five minutes.
“We dominated and got the points on board and were in front at half-time,” Kenny said.
“Wondai hadn’t scored, but they came back in the second half to lead 10-8.”
The Brumbies’ final try gave them the 12-10 victory.
The under-12s will play against Cherbourg in next week’s minor semi-final and, if they win, they will meet Nanango in the grand final on August 30.
ABOVE: Central Burnett Brumbies Under-12s won against Wondai 12-10, which puts them through to next week's semi-final in Murgon.
FAR RIGHT: Central Burnett Brumby U14 Damian Bust pushes past Nanango players.
RIGHT: U14 Central Burnett Brumbies pack a scrum in their semi-final match against Nanango.
ON THE RUN: Central Burnett BrumbyWarwick Pearce, supported by Ray Bice, in the under-12s semi-final against Wondai.
CELEBRATION: Under-12 Central Burnett Brumbies players celebrate their triumph over Wondai in the semi-finals against Kingaroy.