Under-16s take shield
THE Central Burnett Brumbies Under-16 team managed to overcome a spirited Cherbourg to clinch the Under-16 Orange Festival Shield.
Central Burnett Brumbies player Tyler McDonald has been waiting for the day he could lift the shield for the Central Burnett.
“The last few years I’ve played with the Under-12s and the Under-14s and we weren’t able to win the shield either of those times,” McDonald said.
This year was the watershed moment for McDonald and his team-mates.
“This is my first shield win and it is a pretty good feeling.”
Under-16 coach Rob Linskett was thrilled with his team’s performance, particularly competing under-strength.
“What a game, true Brumby spirit turned up,”
Tyler McDonald: This is my first shield and it is a pretty good feeling.
“We turned up with 13 players and a big thanks to Nickson Hill for stepping up from the 14s to give us one reserve.
“A great 20-10 win, this is the shield we play for every year with Cherbourg, usually at Citrus Cup time, very proud of the boys.”
McDonald felt he played well and looked forward to seeing the make-up of the team next year.
“I think we will go all right,” he said.
“We have got some pretty good guys coming up from the 14s, which I look forward to.”
CHAMPION TEAM: The Central Burnett Brumbies Under-16 boys with their newly-won Citrus Cup Shield.
Cherbourg player Eugene Dynever palms away Brumbies player Mitch Opperman.