Tigers smash all at the Clash for Cash
Mundubbera’s first win in home event
WONDAIWolves had no answers for the hard-running Tigers in the 20-minute each-way Clash for Cash final, going down 20-0.
Mundubbera’s determination to win at home carried them through three games for the day undefeated.
The first game of the day was Mundubbera up against the hard-hitting team from Murgon.
Mundubbera coach Burt Beezley had his team on their toes from the get-go and the Tigers’ ball security and in-your-face defence proved too much for Murgon and at the end of the 15 minutes each-way event, the Tigers scuttled Murgon 20-4.
The following game between Cherbourg and Wondai was a close affair, with just some plays going Wondai’s way. For the entire 30 minutes it looked as though either side could win butWondai was lucky to finish ahead 16-8.
Kingaroy dominated Murgon in the next game and the Red Ants took full advantage of the size difference in the forwards and their speed in the backs.
Running in five tries to one in 30 minutes, Kingaroy looked as though they would be able to take on Mundubbera and knock them out of contention.
In the fourth game of the
Burt Beezley Just keep it up and you will make history here today because Mundubbera has never won the Clash for Cash.
day the Eidsvold Eagles were outclassed by the WondaiWolves 24-4 in a free-flowing, open game of rugby league.
To the Eagles’ credit, they will gave up and the improvement of this young side is already being seen on the park.
Game five would prove to be the match of the day, with Kingaroy coming out against Mundubbera.
In the first 15-minute half Mundubbera had got away to an 8-0 lead and Beezley fired up his troops again, saying that if they kept up the pressure and played the same for the next 15 minutes, the game would be theirs. Kingaroy’s coach had the same advice, telling the Red Ants that they could come back and take the final spot off the Tigers with some good defence and hard running.
Five minutes into the second half Kingaroy had scored in the corner and they looked threatening.
Kingaroy were attacking the Tigers line with five minutes to go and the referee sent three Tigers to the sin bin for rough play and it wasn’t looking good for Mundubbera.
But they all dug deep and went on to win 8-4 and grabbed a finals spot.
Cherbourg then outclassed Eidsvold in a game that put Cherbourg into the Plate Final against Kingaroy.
Again the Eidsvold young guns were lacking some experience.
1 1. Wondai’s Troy Kerkow stopped by the big fella.
2. Murgon’s Kenny Bone swept off his feet when tackled by Andrew O’Toole.
3. Kenny Bone only has one thing on his mind.
4. Eidsvold’s David Chapman is man-handled by Wondai’s Ryan Stower. 5. Luke Bond pulls down Shane Cliff. 6. Loseli Havili tackles Tom Chapman. 7. What was Vincent Watson thinking as Jayden Jarvis goes for the line.
8. Solomone Mahe makes a run for it.
HITTING IT UP: Murgon’s Steven Simpson takes on the Kingaroy defence.