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LEAGUE: East­ern Sub­urbs have vowed to fight all the way to the end af­ter their fi­nals hopes faded with a loss to the Wal­la­roos on Satur­day.

In a bat­tle be­tween the two ri­vals for fifth spot – the last fi­nals po­si­tion – the Wal­la­roos con­tin­ued their good form to record their third straight win in Bund­aberg Rugby League A-Grade with a 38-24 vic­tory.

With the Roos now up by four points over Easts head­ing into the fi­nal round of matches against each other, the Mag­pies now need re­sults to go their way.

Talk­ing af­ter the match, cap­tain Reece Maughan said it was dis­ap­point­ing to lose.

“There are a lot of shat­tered boys af­ter the loss,” he said.

“It makes it harder for us now but it doesn’t math­e­mat­i­cally rule us out.”

Maughan said the team was un­for­tu­nately caught out by the Roos’ kick­ing game.

“I be­lieve we dom­i­nated in the mid­dle but they got us with their dif­fer­ent style of kick­ing,” he said.

“They scored four tries through their kick­ing and that hurt us.”

With the team now get­ting a cou­ple of weeks off, Maughan said the side would re­group for the fi­nal few rounds and re­main com­pet­i­tive.

Mean­while, the Wal­la­roos were just pleased to win.

“It was a ter­ri­ble game,” coach Peter Wa­ters said.

“We had about 10 mis­takes in the first half. We were lucky they were worse on the day.”

The Wal­la­roos will now pre­pare to face Past Broth­ers on July 2.

PHOTO: PAUL DON­ALD­SON BUN180616BRL3

PUSH­ING THROUGH: Sekope Tua makes some ground for Waves Tigers at the Sal­ters Oval A Grade game.

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