Back-to-back wooden spooners Wallaroos will be hoping to break their duck when they host Wests Panthers in the fourth round of the Rugby League Bundaberg Broadcasters A Grade Premiership.
Wallaroos will take on the Panthers at Eskdale Park Maryborough tomorrow at 5 pm.
The clash comes a week after a much improved performance in their first home match of the season, going down to Waves Tigers 36-22.
At Salter Oval, the Seagulls’ season from hell in which they have been battered from pillar to post, scoring a mere 12 points while conceding a massive 182, looks set to continue with another tough day at the office in the eye of the Tigers at 4.15 pm.
Then at 6 pm, there will be plenty of spice in the battle between the high-flying unbeaten Brothers and the Magpies, who notched their second win of the season last week, ruthlessly disposing of Hervey Bay 50-0.
Flashy winger Ponipate Wailevu, who arrived in Bundaberg as a seasonal worker earlier this year, was a match winner for Waves against Roos, wreaking havoc with four tries.
Brothers defeated Wests 18-16, kicking three conversions to two in a game in which both sides posted two tries.
In the Northern Districts Rugby League Men’s Premiership, Isis Devils powered on in their comeback season, white-washing hosts Gin Gin Hawks with doubles to captain Zac Dann and Ben Buczma, while lethal centre Ratu Keasi Ralkutu bagged a hat-trick as South Kolan Sharks mauled Avondale Tigers 48-10.
Gin Gin Hawkettes continued to sweep all before them in the Women’s League Tag, accounting for Agnes Water Marlins 28-12 with the red-hot Ruby Tobin having another field day, amassing 20 points with three tries and four conversions.
This Sunday, the Men’s Avondale Tigers host the Devils at 2.45 pm, after Miriam Vale Magpies and the Hawks engage in the Battle of the Birds at 1.15 pm, with both hungry for their first win of the season.
In the Women’s League Tag, the Avondale Tigeress are up against the Devils at 12.15 pm.
Kaine Cates kicked seven goals as 2022 AFL Wide Bay Senior Men’s unbeaten champions Hervey Bay Bombers made a perfect start to their title defence at home, outclassing Brothers Bulldogs 13.11 (89) to 2.7 (19) in their Grand Final return clash.
Meanwhile reigning wooden spooners Waves Eagles trailed at every change before getting up to pip Bay Power 5.9 (39) to 5.7 (37) at home at Frank Coulthard Oval.
The Eagles’ Women started their title defence in style with a 13.6 (84) to 2.4 (16) blitz of the Power, while the Bulldogs were not disgraced in a 3.9 (27) to 2.3 (15) defeat at the hands of the Bombers.
This week’s senior matches will be played as the traditional Anzac Day local derbies, both at 3 pm, with the Eagles up against the Bulldogs at Coulthard Oval, and Power taking on Bombers at the Bay.
It is the same set-up for the women, with their matches at 1.30 pm.
Bundaberg Bears were beaten by a mere one goal by Moreton Bay Suns Fire 63-62 at home in their long awaited return to the Basketball Queensland State League 2 Women’s division debut on Saturday.
But the Bundaberg Autobarn Bulls were doused by the Fire 84-72 in their Men’s mash.
The Bundaberg sides are away to Ipswich this Sunday, with the Force’s men coming off a 99-84 loss to Logan Thunder, but their women’s team is on a high after a 69-64 victory over the Thunder.
It was a good weekend for Bundaberg clubs in the Football Queensland Premier League Wide Bay Men’s League.
Young gun Preston Cox was a match winner with a double as Across The Waves (ATW) edged out United Park Eagles (UPE) 4-3 in their top of the table shoot-out.
Bingera white-washed KSS Jets 6-0 at home, and battlers SC Corinthians salvaged a 1-1 draw with Doona Villa in Maryborough.
UPE’s WB Women however downed ATW 3-2, while the Jets shot down Bingera 5-2.
Tomorrow, Waves’ Men host Fraser Flames at 6 pm, while Corinthians and UPE will go head-to-head at Martens Oval at the same time, Bingera are away to Sunbury Blues, and the Jets and Doon Villa will meet in a Fraser Coast derby.
The three women’s matches of the round are tonight, with Waves hosting the Flames at 8.30 pm, Bingera away to Tinana, and the Jets and Doon Villa to square off.
Bundaberg champions Waves Cities remain in third place on the Premier League ladder despite being thrashed by unbeaten Maryborough heavyweights Granville Tigers 6-1 in the Heritage City on Saturday.
It was a sad day for Rum City teams with Arrows/Athletics also beaten by HB Brothers 3-1, Raiders/Rovers white-washed by Magpies 5-0, and All Blacks shut out by CBR 4-0.
Raiders/Rovers flew the flag high in Premier League women, disposing of Magpies 4-0, while Arrows/Athletics shot down Uniroos 2-0.
In the penultimate round tomorrow, at Hinkler Park, in the Men’s, Raiders/Rovers will duel with Granville Tigers at 3.20 pm.
CBR and Cities will cross swords at 6 pm, while Arrows and All Blacks venture to Hervey Bay for dates with Magpies and HB Brothers respectively.
In the women’s competition, at Hinkler Park, Raiders/Rovers suit up against Granville Rovers at 4.40 pm, and Bolts and Cities will cross sticks at 7.20 pm, while Arrows and All Blacks both travel to Hervey Bay for match-ups with Magpies and Uni Roos respectively.
Here are all the results from weekend:
AFL WIDE BAY
HERVEY BAY BOMBERS 2.2, 3.6, 7.8, 13.11 (89) d BROTHERS BULLDOGS 0.1, 0.3, 1.7, 2.7 (19).
Goals – Bombers: Kaine Cates 7, James Hickey 2, Matthew Duffy 2, Ben Holland, Jay Andrew; Bulldogs: Jefferson Baulch, Harrison Tancredi.
Best – Bombers: Jay Andrew, Michael Lewis, Kaine Cates, Balin Tietz, Matthew Duffy, Aaron Lightbody; Bulldogs: Cody Woodrow, Tyson Jater, Andrew Grogan, Luke Mennis, Harrison Hodgson, Nathan Henderson.
WAVES EAGLES 1.0, 4.2, 4.5, 5.9 (39) d BAY POWER 3.2, 5.4, 5.5, 5.7 (37).
Goals – Eagles: Jayden Enever 2, Karl Williams 2, Patrick Power; Bay Power: Kyle Bugeja 3, Jarrod Stothard, Michael Walsh.
Best – Eagles: Klint Wagstaff, Michael Blair, Connor Stone, Matt Edgeworth, Karl Williams, Jayden Welsh; Bay Power: Paul Heffernan, Glenn Krohn, Lachlan Andrews, Kai Prouatt, James Cullum, Jobe Delahunty
HERVEY BAY BOMBERS 0.0, 1.7, 3.9, 3.9 (27) d BROTHERS BULLDOGS 0.1, 0.1, 0.1, 2.3 (15).
Bulldogs – Goals: Elsie Kirwin, Maddison Riedy-Brown; Best: Louise Schultz, Elsie Kerwin, Emily Reinke, Mel Vanzetta, Bo Tankey, Tayah Hiscocks
WAVES EAGLES 3.2, 5.4, 9.6, 13.6 (84) d BAY POWER 1.0, 2.3, 2.4, 2.4 (16).
Eagles – Goals: Bethany Gapes 3, Kelly Blair 3, Jasmine Fagg, Lara Beer, Iana Morden, Sarah Enever, Scout Strong, Georgia Ellis, Kirstyn Abbott; Best: Kasey Stone, Rhani Dodd, Taylor Jardine, Kelly Blair, Bethany Gapes, Holly Stone.
HERVEY BAY BOMBERS 3.2, 5.6, 8.8, 10.10 (70) d BROTHERS BULLDOGS 02, 0.2, 1.3, 2.3 (15).
Bulldogs – Goals: Joel Fry, Zak Mercieca; Best: Joel Smith, Tommas Sullivan, Jay Rivett, Matthew Wattie, Andrew Wattie, Zak Mercieca
WAVES EAGLES 1.3, 3.5, 5.7, 9.10 (64) d BAY POWER 0.0, 0.0, 3.0, 3.0 (18).
Eagles – Goals: Jason Bethune 5, Kyle Fagan, Blake White, Craig Sephton, Jon-Paul Brady; Best: Levi Davis, Darcy Tilders, Blake White, Gary Browne, Neil Gregson, Jason Bethune
HERVEY BAY BOMBERS RED 3.1, 5.3, 9.9, 11.14 (80) d BROTHERS BULLDOGS 2.0, 4.0, 4.0, 5.0 (30).
Bulldogs – Best: Leon Black, Nikita Clarey, Riley Cooper, Dale Pope, Keira Cook, Maylee Wade
BASKETBALL QSL 2
MORETON BAY SUNS FIRE 84 d BUNDABERG AUTOBARN BULLS 72 (R Wells 15, M Frisby 12, J Lomax 10, L Iacobucci 9, A Potter 7, J Sheppard 7, T Laycock 5, B Jenkins 4, L Storey 3)
MORETON BAY SUNS FIRE 63 d BUNDABERG BEARS 62 (L Gleich 19, C Stenberg 13, L Wells 12, G Herbener 9, A Muldoon 4, R Blair 3, S Rehbein 2).
FOOTBALL QUEENSLAND PREMIER LEAGUE
WIDE BAY MEN
ATW 4 (Preston Cox 2, Bryce Hibberd, Hayden Lobegeier) d UPE 3 (Josh Adcock 2, Tyler)
DOON VILLA 1 (J Shilleto) drew SC CORINTHIANS 1 (Z Richter).
BINGERA 6 (Gary O’Donnell; 2, C Breuer, H Fritz, S Bretag, S Sergiacomi) d KSS JETS 0.
WIDE BAY WOMEN
UPE 3 (E Ryan, Maddison Masterman-Smith, K Brislane) d ATW 2 (A Bock, Tayla Zielke).
KSS JETS 5 (Sharon Smeijers 4, P Pavey) d BINGERA 2 (G Minter, M Sergiacomi).
SC CORINTHIANS 2 (Z Richter 2) d DOON VILLA 1 (R McAskill).
ATW 10 (A Barazza 4, B Hunter 2, Sam Meyer 2, Z Groves, Mitch Aslett) d UPE 0.
BINGERA 3 (S Sergiacomi 2, S Kumar) d KSS JETS 1 (C Isambert).
BAYSIDE STRIKERS 3 d UPE 1.
ATW 9 (T Giovannoni 3, S Dexter 2, X Ulbl 2, C Simpson, N Briggs) d BARGARA WHITE 0.
KSS JETS 8 d BAYSIDE TORNADOS 0.
WIDE BAY NORTH DIV 1 WOMEN
DIGGERS 9 (Kelly Irwin 4, P Parker 2, C Watson, C Rieder) d BARGARA 1 (E Wedel)
SC CORINTHIANS 3 (H Smits 2, B Harrington) d ATW 1 (L Taylor).
BINGERA 2 (M Wilson, T Hay) d UPE 1 (B Spencer).
WIDE BAY NORTH DIV 2 MEN
BARGARA 4 (A Fallon, J Peach, P Ilic, R Robinson, R Templeman) d DIGGERS GOLD 0
DIGGERS GREEN 9 (Mitch Bluff 3, Sam Simpson 2, B Caton 2, T Ryan, T Pisani) d SC CORINTHIANS 2 (B Kalopong 2).
ATW 6 (Z Groves 2, B Walsh, B Hunter, J D’Addario, A Russo) d UPE RED 0.
BINGERA 6 (H Walsh 4, B Weymouth, C Brauer) d GIN GIN 1 (K Pope).
UPE GREEN 2 (Nick Maas 2) d BAV 0.
WIDE BAY NORTH U16 DIV 1
BARGARA STINGRAYS 7 (M Shuttleworth 3, S Avenell 3, E D’Amico) d BINGERA CUTTERS 3 (Lachlan Wyllie, R Bennier, Beau Donnison)
BINGERA FIRE 11 (K Meech 3, T Jordan-Richards 3, T Patullo 2, C Manski, J Toft, J Gaston) d BARGARA RED 0.
UPE 4 (C Bennier 2, K Evans) d BAV VILLAINS 3 (H La Morticella, J Drinnen, A Ridgeway).
WIDE BAY NORTH U13 DIV 1A
SC CORINTHIANS GLADIATORS 4 (R Johnston 2, K Kewley) d BAV VILLAINS 1 (T Pollock)
ATW RANGERS 10 (H Shield 3, A Adeniji 3, J Meek 2, A Mylrea, S Jones) d GIN GIN 0.
DIGGERS 9 (I Linwood 2, A Ogle 2, I Parker, A Findlay, E Johnson) d UPE 0
Waves Cities 6 (Indi Kronk 1, Lillian Pashley 2, Flynn Carville 3) defeated Arrows Athletics 3 (Jessica Stehbens 1, Amity Hannay 2)
Raiders Rovers 8 (Eli Crow 1, Beau Kendall 1, Levi Kendall 2, Will Baldry 4) defeated All Blacks 0
Waves Cities 4 (Sophie Aitkenhead 1, Ruby Potter 3) defeated Arrows Athletics 0
Raiders Rovers 8 (Pippa Elliott 1, Molly Crow 1, Stella Dwyer 1, Ameilia Law 1, Kasey Hopton 1, Silvana Powell 3) defeated All Blacks 0
Arrows Athletics 8 (Amelia Hammond 1, Ava McCaig 1, Tully Dorgan 2, Bridget Stehbens 4) defeated Waves Cities 2 (Campbell Baldwin 1, Marshall Eason 1)
Raiders Rover 1 (Silvana Powell 1) drew with All Blacks 1 (Chloe McDonald 1)
Division 2 Women
Arrows Athletics 2 (Ruby Smith 1, Ann Rayner 1) defeated Waves Cities 1 (Angela Asnicar 1)
Raiders Rovers 7 (Chantal Baldry 1, Kassie Pyke 1, Lani Drinnen 1, Naomi Paulsen 1, Amanda Wightman 1, Hayley Kendall 2) defeated All Blacks 0
Division 2 Men
Raiders Rovers 1 (Josh Figallo 1) drew with All Blacks 1 (Shane Storm 1)
Premier League Women
Raiders Rovers 4 (Abby Heffernan 1, Susan Kendall 1, Minka Elliiott 2) defeated Magpies 0
Arrows Athletics 2 (Bridget Stehbens 1, Ally Dunn 1) defeated Uniroos 0
Granville Rovers 1 drew Waves Cities 1
Bolts 1 d All Blacks 0
Premier League Men
HB Brothers 3 (Lachlan Woodall 3) defeated Arrows Athletics 1 (Keith Scherer 1)
Magpies 5 (Mark Short 1, Bradley Manssen 1, Max Goldman 1, James Manssen 2) defeated Raiders Rovers 0
CBR 4 d All Blacks 0.
Granville Tigers 6 d Waves Cities 1.
RUGBY LEAGUE BUNDABERG
BUNDABERG BROADCASTERS A GRADE PREMIERSHIP
PAST BROTHERS 18 (Mitchell Taylor, Thomas Kronk, Trae Morrice tries; Matthew Craven 3 goals) d WESTS PANTHERS 16 (Connor Yeats, Viliami Molisi tries; Chris Robinson 2 goals)
EASTS MAGPIES 50 (William Walthall 2, Netava Naruma, Scott Walthall, Corey Chapman, Danny Moran, Andreas Nona, Delroy Tanner, Tyson Miller tries; Jayden Smith 3, Andreas Nona, Ben Hudson goals) d HERVEY BAY SEAGULLS 0.
WAVES TIGERS 36 (Ponipate Wailevu 4, Sam Tobin, Brad Clarke tries; Lachlan Dullaway 4 goals) d WALLAROOS 22 (Maurice Blair 2, Jackson Gouge, Jorden Kemble tries; Brad Davies 3 goals)
RESERVE GRADE PREMIERSHIP
PAST BROTHERS 24 (Robert McKeown, Jack Rowan, Dennis Johnson, Chelson Diggins, Mathew Templeman tries; Robert McKeown, Jack Rowan goals) d WESTS PANTHERS 16 (Jake Evans 2, Raelish Pitzz tries; Ryan Sharpe 2 goals).
EASTS MAGPIES 62 (Jackson Paulson 3, Blake Aplitt 3, Thomas Cox 2, Chris Glasson, Robert Wondrock, Blake Ward tries; Jackson Paulson 9 goals) d HERVEY BAY SEAGULLS 0.
PAST BROTHERS 34 (Ezekiel Monckton 2, Joseph Doyle, Jack Picaro, Toby Kelly, Blake Powter tries; Caio Kerr 3, Ezekiel Monckton 2 goals).
SOUTH BURNETT 44 d HERVEY BAY SEAGULLS 14.
HERVEY BAY SEAGULLS 28 d WALLAROOS 18
BUNDABERG BROTHERS 58 d WESTS PANTHERS 0.
WALLAROOS 32 d HERVEY BAY SEAGULLS 28
WESTS PANTHERS 34 d BUNDABERG BROTHERS 10
WALLAROOS 24 d MARYBOROUGH BROTHERS 8
WAVES TIGERS 22 d BUNDABERG BROTHERS 16
BUNDABERG BROTHERS WHITE 38 d WAVES TIGERS 8
BUNDABERG BROTHERS BLUE 58 d CHILDERS 0.
WESTS PANTHERS 28 d HERVEY BAY SEAGULLS 12
South Kolan 48 (Ratu Keasi Ralkutu 3, Esala Koro, Temo Tamani, Ilisoni Nawesi, Ben Rayner, Phillip Lindsay 2 tries; Cem Rohdmann 6 goals) d Avondale 10 (Montgomery Chapman–Dynevor, Brendon McKeown tries; Montgomery Chapman-Dynevor goal).
Isis 40 (B Buczma 2, Zac Dann 2, Brent Hass, Jake Thompson, Dion Bunyan, Ben Fleming tries; Brent Hass 4 goals) d Gin Gin 0
WOMEN’S LEAGUE TAG
Gin Gin 28 (Ruby Tobin 3, Karrie Hills 2 tries; Ruby Tobin 4 goals) d Agnes Water 12 (J Smith, Georgia Abbott, Stella Burke tries).