Harrison Hodgson claimed the Anzac Medal for best on ground despite his side Brothers Bulldogs being overrun by hosts Waves Eagles 7.9 (51) to 7.2 (44) in their AFL Wide Bay Senior Men’s Premiership Anzac Round showdown on Tuesday.
The Eagles trailed at every change before getting the points with a 3.6 to 1.1 last quarter, with Alexander Bennett finishing with two goals but Connor Stone their best.
The Eagles also made it two wins to start their Takalvans Senior Women’s title defence, disposing of the Dogs 3.3 (21) to 0.2 (2).
Waves’ Men will face their toughest test so far when they venture to N E McLean Oval tomorrow to do battle with the also unbeaten Hervey Bay Bombers, while Bulldogs will be hungry for points when they host fellow winless Bay Power at 3.15pm.
Similarly in the Women’s competition, the outright lead on the ladder will be up for grabs in the duel between Bombers and Eagles at the Bay, while the Bulldogs and Power will both be out to open their account in their 1.45pm encounter at Brothers.
Inspirational captain and front rower Reece Maughan will lead a Bundaberg Bears team with just four players with previous 47th Battalion Memorial Men’s Carnival experience at the showpiece event in Emerald this weekend.
The Bears will field a youthful new look team due to mass player unavailability for personal reasons, injuries, and suspensions, but after being runners-up last year, new coach Corey Tanner remains confident that they will be a real force despite having just two training sessions together, with youthful brilliance and club combinations to hold them in good stead, with the side dominated by players from his club Wests Panthers and Waves Tigers.
One of their late withdrawals due to work commitments, Cody Maughan, bagged four tries as Waves Tigers mauled fallen reigning premiers Hervey Bay Seagulls 76-8 at Salter Oval last Saturday, while a depleted Past Brothers side maintained their unbeaten record but had to settle for a 14-all draw with Easts Magpies, and Wallaroos recorded their first win of the season, upsetting Panthers 18-14 at Eskdale Park.
In the Northern Districts Men’s League, centre Chris Wicks was a hat-trick hero as Isis Devils maintained their perfect record, snatching a last-gasp 30-24 victory from the jaws of defeat against hosts Avondale at Tegege on Sunday.
Gin Gin Hawks posted their first win of the season and kept reigning champions Miriam Vale Magpies winless, outgunning them 30-6.
Meanwhile, in the Women’s League Tag, the Devils posted their first ever triumph, accounting for Avondale 36-10 with doubles to Ella Blanch and Klarissa Campbell.
Bundaberg 47th Battalion team: 1. Connor Yeats 2. Delroy Tanner, 3. Chris Robinson, 4 Israel Power, 5. Benaiah Kambanei, 6. Andreas Nona, 7. Laish Salam, 8. Joshua Hill, 9. Sam Tobin, 10. Reece Maughan. 11 Lachlan Patterson, 12. Viliami Molisi, 13. Bailey Robertson, 14. Josiah Alberts, 15. Tyson Miller, 16. Bruce Ikamanu 17. Livimai Liuanga, 18. Isaac Mielczarek, 19. Brendan Grills, 20. Ethan Ballard. Coach: Corey Tanner.
Around 150 competitors from throughout the State will battle it out across the divisions in Bargara Triathlon Club’s Auswide Bank Sprint Triathlon, which doubles as the last round of the Queensland Triathlon Series, at Bargara this Sunday.
The first category to hit the water will be the Open Male division at 6.45am, with nine other divisions to follow at five-minute intervals, before the Junior divisions start from 8.55am.
Tomorrow, there is the Best Practice Software Pub to Club Swim at Nielson Park, with the 3km race to start at 7am, and the 1.6km to follow at 7.20am.
Across The Waves remain unbeaten in the Football Queensland Premier League Wide Bay Men’s division, but they had to settle for a 3-3 draw with Fraser Flames last Saturday, while United Park Eagles (UPE) consolidated second place with a 3-1 dispatch of SC Corinthians, and Bingera overpowered Sunbury Blues 6-1.
Tomorrow, Waves have another home game against the Blues at 7pm, while UPE will suit up against KSS Jets at Martens Oval at the same time, and Bingera and Corinthians are away to Doon Villa and Flames respectively.
In the Women’s division last week, Flames extinguished Waves 10-1, and Melissa Sergiacomi hammered home three goals as Bingera shut out Tinana 4-0 in Maryborough.
There is just one Women’s game tonight, with Bingera away to Doon Villa, while tomorrow at 3pm, UPE host the Jets at Martens Oval, and Waves roll out the welcome mat to Tinana.
Aiden Potter was a match winner with 33 points as Bundaberg Autobarn Bulls outgunned hosts Ipswich Force 105-96 in the Queensland Basketball State League 2 Men’s second round on Saturday.
But the Bundaberg Bears were beaten by the Force 48-36 in a low-scoring Women’s affair.
Bundaberg returns home to Autobarn Arena tomorrow, hosting Logan with the Women at 5pm and Men at 7pm, with the Thunder Men unbeaten in two matches but their Women coming off a 74-73 triumph over RedCity Roar after being blown away by Southern Districts Spartans 102-39 in the season opener.
There was no joy for Bundaberg teams in the penultimate round of the Premier League Men’s division last Saturday with Raiders/Rovers torched by Tigers 7-1, Arrows/Athletics shot down by Magpies by the same score-line, Waves Cities pipped by CBR 2-1, and All Blacks beaten by HB Brothers 3-0.
But Raiders/Rovers and Cities’ Women had wins over Granville 3-2 and Bolts 4-1 respectively, while Arrows drew with Magpies 1-all, but All Blacks fell victim to UniRoos 2-0.
The last Premier league round is not until 13th May, and there are no senior or junior fixtures this long weekend.
Here are all the results from weekend:
AFL Wide Bay
HERVEY BAY BOMBERS 9.4 (58) d BAY POWER 6.12 (48).
WAVES EAGLES 0.2, 2.4, 4.3, 7.9 (51) d BROTHERS BULLDOGS 1.0, 4.1, 6.1, 7.2 (44).
Goals – Eagles: Alexander Bennett 2, Cody Davis, Jayden Enever, Connor Stone, Isak Hose, Chase Martin.
Best – Eagles: Connor Stone, Trent Burchard, Isak Hose, Chase Martin, Klint Wagstaff, Michael Blair; Bulldogs: Harrison Hodgson, Dylan Keam, Joel Saunders, Harrison Tancredi, Nathan Mafrici, Cody Woodrow.
HERVEY BAY BOMBERS 3.3 (21) d BAY POWER 0.2 (2).
WAVES EAGLES 1.2, 3.3, 3.3, 3.3 (21) d BROTHERS BULLDOGS 01, 0.1, 0.2, 0.2 (2).
Eagles – Goals: Rhani Dodd, Kirstyn Abbott, Kelly Blair.
Best – Eagles: Rhani Dodd, Holly Stone, Scout Strong, Taylor Jardine, Sarah Enever, Olivia Wightman; Bulldogs: Bo Tankey, Danielle Fenwick, Louise Schultz, Emily Kerwin, Elsie Kerwin, Mel Vanzetta
WAVES EAGLES 6.11 (47) d BROTHERS BULLDOGS 0.1 (1).
HERVEY BAY BOMBERS 7.13 (55) d BAY POWER 1.3 (9).
HERVEY BAY BOMBERS 19.14 (69) d BAY POWER 1.3 (9).
WAVES EAGLES 11.10 (76) D BROTHERS BULLDOGS 3.2 (20).
HERVEY BAY BOMBERS BLACK 11.7 (73) d BAY POWER 6.8 (44).
BROTHERS BULLDOGS 11.13 (61) d WAVES EAGLES 0.1 (1).
BROTHERS BULLDOGS RED 6.5 (41) d WAVES EAGLES 2.2 (14).
HERVEY BAY BOMBERS 13.12 (60) d BAY POWER 0.0 (0).
BROTHERS BULLDOGS WHITE 17.7 (67) d MARYBOROUGH BEARS 1.1 (7).
Basketball QSL 2
BUNDABERG AUTOBARN BULLS 105 (A Potter 33, L Iacobucci 23, R Wells 14, M Frisby 12, B Jenkins 9, J Lomax 8, J Sheppard 4, L Storey 2) d IPSWICH FORCE 96.
IPSWICH FORCE 48 d BUNDABERG BEARS 36 (G Herbener 10, S Rehbein 8, A Muldoon 5, L Gleich 4, L Wells 3, D Loprese 2).
Football Queensland Premier League
WIDE BAY MEN
ATW 3 (Preston Cox, N Mason, Callum Hillier) drew FRASER FLAMES 3 (B Catarro, D Tredway, S Mitchell).
UPE 3 (Josh Adcock, Cody Pym, R Markey) d SC CORINTHIANS 1 (J Timbrell).
KSS JETS 0 drew DOON VILLA 0
BINGERA 6 (Henry Brophy 2, J Haack 2, J Lorrie, J Watson) d SUNBURY BLUES 1 (B Carter).
WIDE BAY WOMEN
FRASER FLAMES 10 (K Frehmann 3, E McDougall 2, K Stewart 2, M Fletcher 2, K Christiansen) d ATW 1 (A Fulton).
KSS JETS 1 d DOON VILLA 0.
BINGERA 4 (M Sergiacomi 3, A Kersnovske) d TINANA 0.
ATW 5 d FRASER FLAMES 0
UPE 7 d SC CORINTHIANS 2
SUNBURY BLUES 1 drew BINGERA 1.
BAYSIDE STRIKERS 2 d ATW 0
BARGARA WHITE 0 drew UNITED WARRIORS 0.
ATW 3 d BAYSIDE TORNADOS 1.
BARGARA JUST FREIGHT 1 drew FRASER FLAMES 1
WIDE BAY NORTH DIV 1 WOMEN
DIGGERS 5 d ATW 0
BARGARA 1 d UPE 0
SC CORINTHIANS 4 d BINGERA 0.
WIDE BAY NORTH DIV 2 MEN
UPE GREEN 5 d BARGARA 2
DIGGERS GREEN 5 d DIGGERS GOLD 2
BINGERA 4 d SC CORINTHIANS 0.
ATW 5 d BAV 0
UPE RED 3 d GIN GIN 0.
WIDE BAY NORTH U16 DIV 1
BARGARA STINGRAYS 5 d DIGGERS 0
BINGERA CUTTERS 0 drew BINGERA FIRE 0
BARGARA RED 4 d UPE 2.
BAV VILLAINS 9 d ATW 0.
WIDE BAY NORTH U13 DIV 1A
GIN GIN 4 d SC CORINTHIANS GLADIATORS 1
BINGERA 6 d UPE 0
Raiders Rovers 10 (Flynn Bock 1, Levi Kendall 1, Beau Kendall 2, Harvey Darr 2, Will Baldry 4) defeated Waves Cities 1 (Lillian Pashley 1)
All Blacks 10 (Benjamin Greenwood 1, Brayden Sinnamon 3, Eamon D’Albert 6) defeated Arrows Athletics 2 (Jessica Stehbens 1, Adalyn Pegg 1)
Raiders Rovers 5 (Lola Grabbe 1, Courtney Kendall 1, Silvana Powell 3) defeated Waves Cities 0
Arrows Athletics 3 (Keinan Doodson, Kira Bryant 1, Hamish Cook 1) defeated
Waves Cities 3 (Campbell Baldwin 1, Thomas Rach 1, Indianah Fidock 1) defeated Raiders Rovers 0
All Blacks 2 (Kalen Wilke 1, Tim Wales 1) defeated Arrows Athletics 1 (Tully Dorgan 1)
Div 2 Women
Waves Cities 1 (Gabrielle Aitkenhead 1) defeated Raiders Rovers 0
Arrows Athletics 0 drew with All Blacks 0
Div 2 Men
Raiders Rovers 1 (Kevin Knight 1) defeated Waves Cities 1 (David Wenban 1)
Premier League Women
Raiders Rovers 3 (Minka Elliott 1, Katie Steemson 2) defeated Granville 2 (Meka Crick 1, Ashleigh Keleher 1)
Waves Cities 4 (Milee Flanders 1, Indianah Fidock 1, Kira McMahon 2) defeated Bolts 1 (Taryn Knight 1)
Magpies 1 drew Arrows Athletics 1.
UniRoos 2 d All Blacks 0.
Premier League Men
Tigers 7 (Aaron Grevell 1, Damien Hyland 1, Dillon Hyland 2, Connor Innis 3) defeated Raiders Rovers 1 (Damon Pegg 1)
CBR 2 (Trent Goldstein 2) defeated Waves Cities 1 (Matthew Quaite 1)
Magpies 7 d Arrows Athletics 1
HB Brothers 3 d All Blacks 0.
Rugby League Bundaberg
BUNDABERG BROADCASTERS A GRADE PREMIERSHIP
WAVES TIGERS 76 (Brad Clarke, Cody Maughan 4, Sam Tobin, Jensen Deamer, Layton Chambers, James Brosnan, Coby Gibbs, Brendan Grills, Tumeli Naco, Jake McLennan tries; Lachlan Dullaway 8, Layton Chambers 4 goals) d HERVEY BAY SEAGULLS 8 (Ethan West, Manumalo Salue tries).
PAST BROTHERS 14 (Benaiah Kambanei, Trae Morrice, Colby Richardson tries; Ezekiel Monckton goal) drew EASTS MAGPIES 14 (William Walthall, Delroy Tanner tries; Jayden Smith 2, Andreas Nona goals).
WALLAROOS 18 (Jackson Gouge, Bailey Eckert tries; Jackson Gouge goal) d WESTS PANTHERS 10 (Clinton Horne, Daniel Tanner tries; Chris Robinson).
RESERVE GRADE PREMIERSHIP
WAVES TIGERS 72 d HERVEY BAY SEAGULLS 0.
PAST BROTHERS 22 d EASTS MAGPIES 12
WESTS PANTHERS 20 d WALLAROOS 8
HERVEY BAY SEAGULLS 22 d WAVES TIGERS 20
PAST BROTHERS 22 d SOUTH BURNETT 20
WAVES TIGERS 22 d BUNDABERG BROTHERS 10
WALLAROOS 26 d WESTS PANTHERS 14
WAVES TIGERS 42 d BUNDABERG BROTHERS 4
WALLAROOS 40 d WESTS PANTHERS 30
HERVEY BAY SEAGULLS 50 d EASTS MAGPIES 0
AGNES WATER MARLINS 22 d WAVES TIGERS 20
WALLAROOS 22 d WESTS PANTHERS 14
BUNDABERG BROTHERS WHITE 54 d MARYBOROUGH BROTHERS 4
WAVES TIGERS 38 d CHILDERS 0
BUNDABERG BROTHERS BLUE 30 d HERVEY BAY SEAGULLS 0
Gin Gin 30 (R Lesukilevuka, R Sutton, T Stehbens, M Taliauli, H Mahon tries; R Sutton 2, T Stehbens goals) d Miriam Vale 16 (M Fennell, J Popp, G Cox tries; C Hopf 2 goals).
Isis 30 (C Wicks 3, K Oscar, D Bunyan, J Murray-Bryant tries; B Hass 3 goals) d Avondale 24 (M Chapman–Dynevor 2, V Tufulele, S Taqabale, A Bush tries; M Jones, J Brown goals).
WOMEN’S LEAGUE TAG
Isis 36 (L Bauer, E Blanch 2, A Wen, K Campbell 2, A Kehl tries; S Schiffke, L Bauer, C Jackson 2 goals) d Avondale 10 (D Giovannoni, J Thorne tries; B Jones goal).
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