Stags pip top-of-table Tigers in close game
36–32 loss ‘excruciating’ for sidelined Mundubbera captain
FOR Mundubbera Tigers captain Neil Reinke, sitting on the sidelines for the 36–32 rugby league loss to the Nanango Stags was excruciating.
“Watching from the sidelines was horrible,” Reinke said.
“I would have loved to have been out there.”
Reinke hurt his knee in the week earlier in a game against Monto.
“I should be back by next week,” he said.
Reinke said sitting on the sidelines offered him a view of the game he did not normally see.
“The Tigers played well,” he said.
“We’re the top in the North Burnett and (Nanango) are (near) the top in the South Burnett.
“So it was a really close game to go down by four points.”
Nanango coach Gavin Jones said it was a good game of footy.
“I take my hat off to Mundubbera,” Jones said.
“We came up here with 10 of our best players out through injury and work commitments.
“These boys today, to come up to Mundubbera, I said to them that was our best win of the year, it was a big effort.”
Jones said the game was close the whole way through and was a challenge for both sides.
“We kept kicking away, they kept coming back,” he said.
“No-one gave up: Both sides played really well.”
Jones thinks Mundubbera has what it takes to win the Central Burnett title.
“I wish Mundubbera all the best in the finals up here in the Central Burnett,” he said. “I think they’ll do well.” In their last game before the finals, the Mundubbera Tigers will take on the Eidsvold Eagles at the Martin Love Oval, Mundubbera, on Saturday afternoon.
TAKING CHARGE: A Nanango player runs at Mundubbera at the Mundubbera v Nanango game.
Nanango players pass the ball.
Nanango kicks off.
Bert Beezley with the ball.
Mundubbera players offload the ball.
The Tigers tackle a Stags player.
Mundubbera players pass the ball.
Niko Kapene kicks the ball.