Gla­di­a­tors and War­riors are vic­to­ri­ous

Central and North Burnett Times - - JUNIOR SPORT - Philippe Coquerand

RUGBY LEAGUE: If last week­end’s re­sults are any­thing to go by, a thrilling sea­son is ahead for the Cen­tral Bur­nett Rugby League.

The Gayn­dah Gla­di­a­tors were on fire smash­ing through the rugged de­fence of the Mun­dub­bera Tigers, win­ning 54-10.

A try right on half time put the Gla­di­a­tors ahead 24-6.

It was the first time the Gla­di­a­tors and Tigers played since the Citrus Cup and the stakes were high, pro­duc­ing some in­cred­i­ble game play.

Tigers Cap­tain Cameron MacDon­ald said it was a dis­ap­point­ing game of foot­ball from his side.

“It was a poor ef­fort on our be­half, def­i­nitely a wake up call we needed, all credit to Gayn­dah who played a great game,” MacDon­ald said.

“Some play­ers didn’t turn up tonight which was dis­ap­point­ing, I think it was a bit of ev­ery­thing, train­ing, peo­ple not turn­ing up ready to play, and silly er­rors.

“We’ll hit the draw­ing board again and ob­vi­ously our de­fence needs mas­sive im­prove­ment as we had 50 odd points put on us and ball con­trol.”

There were also some heated mo­ments when two play­ers ex­changed fists re­sult­ing in a 10 minute send off in the sec­ond half.

An­other Tiger fol­lowed less than 15 min­utes later for an el­bow to a player re­sult­ing in the Tigers to be one player short.

The Biggen­den War­riors also pro­duced the goods, de­feat­ing the Eidsvold Ea­gles 42-22 at the week­end.

Biggen­den War­riors club pres­i­dent Justin Vi­cary was watch­ing the game from the side­lines af­ter an in­jury in last week’s game side­lined him for at least eight weeks.

He said he was pleased with how his play­ers per­formed.

“The boys stepped up tonight,” Vi­cary said.

“They still have a lot to learn af­ter quite a few play­ers dropped the ball, by drop­ping the ball it gave the op­po­si­tion a chance to come back.”

❝ Some play­ers didn’t turn up tonight which was dis­ap­point­ing. — Cameron MacDon­ald


DE­CI­SION MADE: The ref sig­nals Gla­di­a­tors player to be sent off for 10 min­utes.

The War­riors Lyn­don Ge­orge and Damien Ge­orge take down an Eidsvold player.

The Gla­di­a­tors and Tigers fil­ing a scrum dur­ing the rugby league game.

LEFT: There was plenty of ac­tion at the Biggen­den sports re­serve when the War­riors took on Eidsvold on Satur­day night.

ABOVE: The War­riors' Peter Sip­pel and Dar­ren Bed­dows are ready for their op­pos­ing Eidsvold play­ers.

The Gla­di­a­tors al­most made it through the Tigers de­fence.

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