Gladiators and Warriors are victorious
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.