RUGBY LEAGUE

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT -

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.

PHO­TOS: NI­COLE GIBBS

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.

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