Juniors play for shield

Play­ers were de­ter­mined in Or­ange Fes­ti­val games

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT - Adam McCleery

CEN­TRAL Burnett Brumbies un­der-14 play­erWar­wick Pearse was awarded the player on the field in their game against the Cher­bourg un­der-14 team af­ter a great dis­play.

“I feel pretty glad that I was able to play a good game to­day,” Pearse said.

“We all put in the ef­fort and I think as a team we did pretty well.”

While the Brumbies went down to the Cher­bourg team 10–6, Pearse said the team had a lot to be proud of.

Pearse said his team had strengths across the field but Cher­bourg man­aged to ex­ploit their weak­nesses.

“I’d say that at­tack is our best but hon­estly it depends on the day be­cause our de­fence can be good at other times,” Pearse said.

“We have to work on our out­side play a lit­tle more, on the wings and work­ing the ball out to our edges.”

Pearse has been play­ing up an age group in the U16 team and will be mak­ing the move per­ma­nently next sea­son.

“I think I’ll go okay when I move up to the 16s,” Pearse said.

“I al­ready play up from time to time, just not to­day be­cause I am too stuffed from this game.”

Un­der-12s fall short

THE Cen­tral North Burnett Brumbies un­der-12 side took it to Cher­bourg but fell just short of a vic­tory.

Brumbies player Ryan John­son said de­spite that the team did well.

“Cher­bourg have a good team and can work the ball around a lit­tle bet­ter than us but we do have that go for­ward to our ad­van­tage,” John­son said.

“We just don’t spin the ball around or step on the out­side like they do but I think we still did al­right.”

Cher­bourg won the hit-out 32–24 in a high-scor­ing en­counter. This is John­son’s last sea­son with the U12 side be­fore mov­ing up to the next age level.

“I move up to the 14s next sea­son, some of those boys in the 14s team will move up to 16s and some of us move up to re­place them,” John­son said.

John­son was also awarded player on the field for his team.

1. Cher­bourg play­ers rally to bring down Brumbies player Da­mon Bust. 2. Brumbies full­back Tyler McDonald came close to break­ing the line. 3. Brumbies cen­tre Ethan Dob­son get­ting ready to pass. 4. Brumbies player Nixon Hill forc­ing three Cher­bourg play­ers to bring him down. 5. Brumbies lock Da­mon Bust get­ting close to the try line.

PHOTO: ADAM MCCLEERY

TWO ON ONE: Brumbies play­ers Zac Wil­liams and Da­mon Bust close in on Cher­bourg half­back Tyreece Gye­more.

PHOTO: ADAM MCCLEERY

KICK OFF: Brumbies half­back Will Roth kick­ing off for the sec­ond half. JU­NIOR RUGBY LEAGUE

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