St Ge­orge re­serves get their mojo back

Balonne Beacon - - SPORT - Joshua Macree joshua.macree@west­ern­starnews.com

RUGBY LEAGUE: St Ge­orge Saints had a mixed week­end of rugby league, with the re­serve-grade team de­liv­er­ing a stand­out per­for­mance against the Mitchell Magpies.

How­ever the A-grade woes con­tin­ued for the home team, go­ing down 36-10 against the Magpies de­spite an im­proved per­for­mance from pre­vi­ous weeks.

The highlight of the day was un­doubt­edly the per­for­mance of the hot and cold re­serve-grade team, who put on a spec­tac­u­lar show­ing against the Magpies.

By full time the score read 60-4, a mas­ter­class from the re­serve-grade team who lost heav­ily against the Miles Devils two weeks ago.

Craig Thurston was the hat-trick hero of the af­ter­noon, while Colin Web­ster re­ceived man of the match hon­ours thanks to a price­less try as­sist and his on-field work ethic.

The bounce back would be very pleas­ing for the team, which has strug­gled for con­sis­tency this sea­son.

The re­sult means the Saints sit in fourth spot on the com­pe­ti­tion lad­der just be­hind the Roma Cities.

Both teams will next play com­pe­ti­tion heavy­weights the Wal­lum­billa/Su­rat Red Bulls, who sit sec­ond on the lad­der in both A-grade and re­serve grade.

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SPEED­STER: Colin Web­ster breaks the Magpies’ line on Sun­day.

Craig Thurston sprints down the line.

Colin Web­ster con­verts from the side­line.

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