Juniors leave mark at rugby titles
FOUR junior players from the Proserpine Whitsunday Junior Raiders rugby union team played for the Queensland Country Bushrangers at the state titles held in Brisbane last week.
The junior rugby union state championships were held at the Albany Creek GPs and it continued to live up to expecta- tions, delivering entertaining rugby across all five age divisions.
Ben Cornish, Jack Kearns and Jeremy Kempston ran out for the under-13 Bushrangers and Kieran Anderson captained the under-17 Bushrangers.
They played against representative teams from across the country in Brisbane last week and the country side gave the city teams a real run for their money.
Kieran and the under-17s team had a great tournament and finished up as plate winners after beating Papua New Guinea in their final game 2714.
The under-13s team didn’t fare as well but got some great experience playing against the best young players in the state.
Kieran was selected in the Queensland Country team and named captain to take on City on Friday, a match they lost.
It was a huge week and a great opportunity to show the region that there is a representative pathway for rugby union players from the Whitsundays.
LOCAL TALENT: Whitsundays junior Jack Kearns ran out for the Queensland Country Bushrangers in Brisbane at the under-13 state titles.
TOP HONOUR: Ben Cornish represented the region for rugby union at the under-13 state titles hosted in Brisbane last week.
CAPTAIN'S KNOCK: Whitsundays rugby union junior Kieran Anderson was named the captain of Queensland Country team after putting in an outstanding showing at the rugby union state titles in Brisbane last week.
STATE TEAM: Jeremy Kempston was one of three Whitsunday players in the Queensland Country Bushrangers under-13s team at the state titles in Brisbane.