Eagles continue their losing streak against fierce rivals
RUGBY LEAGUE: The Biggenden Warriors thrashed the Eidsvold Eagles in a 76-10 defeat on their home turf at the weekend.
With star players such as Damien George leading the way, the Warriors left the visitors scoreless for much of the game, packing on back-to-back tries.
The Eagles have faced a troubled season of rugby league, not managing to place many points on the opposition and facing straight losses.
Biggenden Warriors coach Steve Jackson praised his team’s performance and said it was difficult to find fault.
“They started to play as a team, which was great, our halves combined really well and our forwards ran hard, which was good to see,” Jackson said.
“They have moments and that was by far the best game they have played all season.
“Naturally in every game you have star players who lift the team and just help out where possible and our young second rower Steiner ran hard all night.”
Jackson said at times he had struggled to find the right mix of players within the Warriors side but the win at the weekend placed the team in a good position to take on the Gladiators this weekend.
“I’m not thinking too far in front at this moment, I just want to think of this weekend as we’re playing Gayndah,” Jackson said.
“I think we’ll just be working on our defence and attacking and to just continue to keep improving.
“As any coach will tell you, there’s always room for improvement.”
The highlight for Jackson this season has been the junior players rising up through the ranks.
“I’ve really enjoyed coaching the young kids – seeing your halfback succeed and improving and your team improving is always a great thing,” he said.
Jackson said he felt for the struggling Eagles.
“The Eagles have been fighting cold all year, but every team goes through that stage,” he said.
The Eagles also had some timing issues at the weekend, arriving 45 minutes late to the match.
The Biggenden Warriors have a chance to make it to the finals if they succeed against the Gladiators this weekend, which will be no easy task as the Gayndah side faced its first defeat for the season at the Intrust Super Cup curtain-raiser on Sunday.
There’s only one more week left of rugby league games until the semi-final kicks off on August 5.
❝ They started to play as a team, our halves combined really well and our forwards ran hard. — Steve Jackson
CLASH OF CLANS: Warriors Lyndon George and Damien George take down an Eidsvold player earlier this season.