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