After completion of the first full round of the Rugby League Bundaberg Broadcasters A Grade Premiership last week, Past Brothers are unbeaten with four wins and one draw and on top of the table on nine points.
But their 34-12 victory over Waves after trailing 6-0 at the break must be taken in perspective as the Tigers were missing almost half of their star-studded squad, including their halves and centres, and there are 10 of 15 rounds remaining.
Easts Magpies have been the surprise packets, and they moved into second place on seven points with a well executed 36-24 victory over Wests Panthers, with the Tigers slipping to third on six points.
Meanwhile, after losing their first three games of the year, back-to-back wooden spooners Wallaroos joined Wests on four points, achieving two wins in a row for the first time in four years, thrashing ravaged reigning premiers Hervey Bay 84-6 on their home ground, leaving the plucked Seagulls in the cellar with just 26 points to their credit across five games while conceding a massive 344.
Sadly, the Seagulls have forfeited their clash with Brothers tomorrow, with the battle of the Big Cats brought forward to 4.15 pm at Salter Oval with Waves looking to reverse their first-round 18-14 loss to Wests in a game in which both team notched three tries, while in Maryborough, Roos will chase a hat-trick of wins against Easts.
Wests coach Corey Tanner said they would be without Dan and Josh Tanner, Iliaiasi Pongi, Laish Salam, Israel Power and Zander Kerr tomorrow, but they will welcome Dyirun Johnson and Shaun Ezzy back from suspension.
“And I’m always confident in who I put out each week but it’s up to the players to want to compete each week. That’s what we struggle with,” Tanner said.
In the Northern Districts last Saturday, reigning Men’s champions Miriam Vale Magpies remain winless after a 28-8 home loss to South Kolan Sharks, while Avondale Tigers toughed out a 30-24 victory at the expense of Gin Gin Hawks.
In the Women’s League Tag, Jessica Galea racked up four tries while Ruby Tobin amassed 22 points with three tries and five conversions as two-times defending champions Gin Gin torched Avondale 56-0, and Agnes Water Marlins accounted for Isis Devils 8-4.
This Sunday at Shark Park in the Men’s League, the Sharks will host the Hawks at 2.45 pm, after the Magpies come up against the might of the unbeaten Devils at 1.15 pm.
In the WLT, Avondale aim up against Agnes Water at 11.15 am, and the Devils turn up the Heat against the Hawkettes at 12.15 pm.
After beating Port City Power 97-88 on their home court last Saturday, Bundaberg Autobarn Bulls will be chasing a hat-trick of wins when they host a return bout against the Gladstone heavyweights in the Basketball Queensland State League 2 Men’s division at Autobarn Arena tomorrow at 7 pm.
In another robust team performance, Jesse Lomax led the scoring for the Bulls last week with 26 points in a victory which lifted them to second on the ladder behind the unbeaten Moreton Bay Suns Fire.
The Bundaberg Bears also played their hearts out against the Power, only to lose by a solitary point 67-66 in their Women’s showdown.
Their home rematch tomorrow is set down for 5 pm.
Matt Edgeworth kicked five goals in a Best on Ground performance as Waves Eagles bounced back from their thrashing by Hervey Bay Bombers a week earlier to beat hosts Bay Power for the second time this season 11.6 (72) to 8.9 (57) in their AFL Wide Bay Senior Men’s clash on Saturday.
The Eagles’ Women also powered on in their title defence, defusing Power 11.6 (72) to 2.4 (16).
But Brothers Bulldogs’ Men and Women were both soundly defeated by their hosts Bombers 11.18 (84) to 2.1 (13) and 4.6 (30) to 2.0 (12) respectively.
Fixtures have been put on hold tomorrow with the annual North v South clashes taking centre-stage at Keith Dunne Oval Hervey Bay, with the Women’s match at 1.30 pm, followed by the Men at 3.30 pm.
Brendan Davis led the charge with a hat-trick of goals as the unbeaten Across The Waves (ATW) white-washed SC Corinthians 9-0 in their Football Queensland Premier League Wide Bay Men’s shoot-out at Martens Oval on Saturday.
Meanwhile, United Park Eagles (UPE) consolidated second place with inspirational captain Josh Adcock netting a double to clinch a 2-1 victory over hosts Bingera.
UPE also defeated the Superstripes 3-0 in their Women’s clash with the multi-talented April Mathiesen striking twice.
ATW and UPE’s Men are away tomorrow to KSS Jets and Doon Villa respectively, while at Martens Oval, Bingera will suit up against Fraser Flames at 6 pm, and Corinthians will do battle with Sunbury Blues at 7 pm.
ATW and UPE’s Women are both also on the road tomorrow to the Jets and Villains respectively.
Waves Gold started their quest for four straight Bundaberg Warren Family Homes Division 1 Premiership titles in style with a first-round blitz of their Blue club-mates 61-25 at the Superpark last Saturday.
Brothers’ two teams in the competition also had mixed fortunes, with their Hurricanes plucking Natives Magpies 53-33, but Cyclones downed by Alloway Blue 45-35.
Tomorrow’ Hurricanes and Gold will bib up at 3.30 pm, with at 5 pm, Alloway Blue taking on Magpies and Cyclones to unleash against Waves Blue.
Arrows/Athletics clinched the Premier League Women’s minor premiership with a last-round 5-1 drubbing of All Blacks at Hinkler Park on Saturday, while Waves Cities claimed third place ahead of Raiders/Rovers, edging them out 1-0.
With the Premier League semi-finals not until 27 May, there will be no Division 1 Women’s games this weekend.
But there are two Premier League Men’s match-ups at Hinkler Park with Arrows taking on All Blacks at 4.40 pm tomorrow, followed by the Raiders/Rovers v Waves Cities duel at 6 pm.
There are six events on a bumper Bundaberg Toyota Race Day at Thabeban Park tomorrow, with champion Bundaberg trainer Darryl Gardiner dually represented in the feature Toyota Corolla Open Handicap, with rising 10-year-old champion Wrecking Ball and Blonde’s Day Out.
But bonny and ultra-consistent Toowoomba mare Vinasta will take a power of beating on track debut after recent wins at Chinchilla and Dalby.
The first race is set to fly at 1.10 pm.
Here are all the results from weekend:
HERVEY BAY BOMBERS 5.5, 6.10, 10.13, 11.18 (84) d BROTHERS BULLDOGS 0.0, 0.0, 2.1, 2.1 (13).
Bulldogs: Goals: Nathan Henderson, Luke Mennis. Best: Jaykob Gooder, Cody Timms, Harrison Tancredi, Cody Woodrow, Harrison Hodgson, Tristan Taylor.
WAVES EAGLES 4.1, 6.3, 7.4, 11.6 (72) d BAY POWER 3.3, 5.4, 7.8, 8.9 (57).
Eagles – Goals: Matt Edgeworth 5, Damian McRae 3, Harry Schneider, Michael Blair, William Bingham; Best: Matt Edgeworth, Damian McRae, Klint Wagstaff, Fletcher Stone, Harry Schneider, Codey Enever
TAKALVANS SENIOR WOMEN
WAVES EAGLES 0.1, 3.2, 6.4, 11.6 (72) d BAY POWER 0.4, 1.4, 2.4, 2.4 (16)
Eagles – Goals: Hayley Gash 2, Kelly Blair, Amber Whicker, Olivia Wightman, Taylor Jardine, Kirstyn Abbott; Best: Scout Strong, Taylor Jardine, Zoe Stone, Jasmine Fagg, Alice Sephton, Rachael Jose.
HERVEY BAY BOMBERS 0.2, 2.3, 3.6, 4.6 (30) d BROTHERS BULLDOGS 0.0, 0.0, 1.0, 2.0 (12).
Bulldogs – Goals: Jayla Tancredi, Triddium Buckle-Perkins; Best: Maddison Riedy-Brown, Sinead Sheehan, Mel Vanzetta, Bo Tankey, Tayah Hiscocks, Emily Kerwin.
HERVEY BAY BOMBERS 10.5 (65) d BROTHERS BULLDOGS 4.6 (30).
BAY POWER 5.2 (32) d WAVES EAGLES 4.6 (30).
HERVEY BAY BOMBERS 16.9 (84) d BROTHERS BULLDOGS 4.0 (24)
WAVES EAGLES 15.9 (80) d BAY POWER 3.2 (20).
HERVEY BAY BOMBERS RED 9.10 (64) d BAY POWER 7.2 (44)
HERVEY BAY BOMBERS BLACK 13.23 (72) d BROTHERS BULLDOGS 2.0 (12).
HERVEY BAY BOMBERS 18.18 (67) d MARYBOROUGH BEARS 1.1 (7).
BROTHERS BULLDOGS WHITE 10.8 (60) d WAVES EAGLES 0.0 (0).
BROTHERS BULLDOGS RED 8.1 (49) d BAY POWER 7.6 (48).
BASKETBALL QSL 2
BUNDABERG AUTOBARN BULLS 97 (Aiden Potter 14, Jesse Lomax 26, Jarrod Sheppard 19, Manny Ostrofski 4, Malachi Frisby 4, Luke Iacobucci 12, Ryan Wells 12, Bailey Jenkins 6) d PORT CITY POWER 88 (C Rhodes 27).
PORT CITY POWER 67 (A Leach 19) d BUNDABERG BEARS 66 (Leah Gleich 12, Ashleigh Muldoon 12, Georgia Herbener 11, Kylie Giles 8, Charlie Stenberg 4, Lucy Wells 14, Delanni Loprese 1)
FOOTBALL QUEENSLAND PREMIER LEAGUE
WIDE BAY MEN
ATW 9 (Brendan Davis 3, Preston Cox 2, Lachlan Brown, Sam Meyer) d SC CORINTHIANS 0
SUNBURY BLUES 5 d DOON VILLA 2
FRASER FLAMES 7 (Aaron Cullen 2) d KSS JETS 0.
UPE 2 (Josh Adcock 2) d BINGERA 1 (Gary O’Donnell).
WIDE BAY WOMEN
FRASER FLAMES 3 d KSS JETS 2
UPE 3 (April Mathiesen 2, Renee Simpson) d BINGERA 0.
DOON VILLA 1 d TINANA 0
BINGERA 3 (Shaun Sergiacomi 2, Ben Mathison) d UPE 1 (David Woodford)
SUNBURY BLUES 8 d DOON VILLA 2
ATW 11 (Mitchell Aslett, Aden Russo 2, Alex Barazza, Blake Hunter 2, Sam Meyer 2, Sam Shuttleworth, Mitchell Clarke, Sonny Thiele) d SC CORINTHIANS 0
FRASER FLAMES 0 drew KSS JETS 0.
ATW 6 (Nathan Saffioti 3, Sebastian Dexter, Tino Giovannoni, Matthew Grima) d Bargara 0
BAYSIDE STRIKERS 4 d UPE 1.
FRASER FLAMES 2 d KSS JETS 0
BARGARA JUST FREIGHT 4 d BAYSIDE TORNADOS 1
WIDE BAY NORTH DIV 1 WOMEN
SC CORINTHIANS 4 d BARGARA 1
ATW 9 (Helen Culpan 2, Ashlea West 2, Corrina Gasler, Crystal West, Hannah Tapp, Karina Pickup, Lexi Taylor) d BINGERA 1
DIGGERS 4 d UPE 1.
WIDE BAY NORTH DIV 2 MEN
UPE GREEN 12 (Nick Maas 4, Anthony Grant 3, Jamie Hendricks 2, Adam Nasso, Ian Brewer, Joshua Clarke) d DIGGERS GOLD 1
ATW 6 d DIGGERS GREEN 2
SC CORINTHIANS 3 d UPE RED 1
GIN GIN 2 (Jett Slater, Brandan Scotney) d BARGARA 0
WIDE BAY NORTH U16 DIV 1
BARGARA STINGRAYS 9 (Slater Avenell 6, Max Shuttleworth 2, Brayth Burkitt) d BARGARA RED 2 (Logan Eade 2)
BAV VILLAINS 4 d DIGGERS 1
BINGERA CUTTERS 3 d UPE 2
BINGERA FIRE 5 d ATW 1
WIDE BAY NORTH U13 DIV 1A
BAV VILLAINS 1 d DIGGERS 0
BINGERA 2 d SC CORINTHIANS GLADIATORS 0
ATW RANGERS 5 d UPE 0
All Blacks 8 (Chardonnay Barritt 1, Eamon D’Albret 1, Benjamin Greenwood 2, Brayden Sinnamon 4) defeated Waves Cities 1 (Flynn Carville)
Raiders Rovers 6 (Beau Kendall 1, Isabella Wyllie 1, Levi Kendall 4) defeated Arrows Athletics 1 (Jessica Stehbens 1)
All Blacks 2 (Zara McDonald 1, Eamon D’Albret 1) drew with Waves Cities 2 (Ruby Potter 1, Sophie Aitkenhead 1)
Arrows Athletics 4 (Brock Green 1, Hamish Cook 3) defeated Raiders Rovers 2 (Courtney Kendall 1, Stella Dwyer 1)
Waves Cities 1 (Gabrielle Aitkenhead 1) defeated All Blacks 0
Arrows Athletics 1 (Tully Dorgan 1) drew with Raiders Rovers 1 (Ameilia Law 1)
Division 2 Women
Waves Cities 2 (Angela Asnicar 1, Gabrielle Aitkenhead 1) defeated All Blacks 0
Raiders Rovers 3 (Alana Durrant 2, Emma Kendall 1) defeated Arrows Athletics 2 (Michelle Wilson 1, Keely Kleidon 1)
Division 2 Men
All Blacks 0 drew with Waves Cities 0
Premier League Women
Arrows Athletics 5 (Ava McCaig 1, Bridget Stehbens 1, Ally Dunn 3) defeated All Blacks 1 (Stacey Ruthenberg 1)
Waves Cities 1 (Milee Flanders 1) defeated Raiders Rovers 0
UniRoos 1 d Magpies 0
Granville Rovers 4 d Bolts 1
WARREN FAMILY HOMES DIVISION 1 PREMIERSHIP
BROTHERS HURRICANES 53 d NATIVES MAGPIESM 33; WAVES GOLD 61 d WAVES BLUE 25; ALLOWAY BLUE 45 d BROTHERS CYCLONES 35
WAVES RED 36 d ALLOWAY RED 31; BROTHERS MONSOONS 35 d NATIVES KOOKABURRAS 21; NATIVES EAGLES 72 d FUSION SANDHILLS 15; BROTHERS THUNDER 43 d WAVES SILVER 27
ALLOWAY GREEN 51 d WAVES ROYALS 28; NATIVES SWANS 37 d BROTHERS TSUNAMI 32
FUSION WESSEL PETROLEUM 45 d ALLOWAY AQUA 12; BROTHERS LIGHTNING 31 d WAVES PINK 8; NATIVES FIREBIRDS 57 d NATIVES ROSELLAS 18
BROTHERS TWISTERS 47 d NATIVES LORIKEETS 15; BROTHERS TORNADOES 39 d FUSION FORCE 18
ALLOWAY YELLOW 26 d WAVES MAGENTA 12; BROTHERS WILDFIRES 31 d WAVES AQUA 18
BROTHERS TYPHOONS 58 d WAVES TEAL 10; FUSION PRECISIOJN 48 d NATIVES KINGFISHERS 6; BROTHERS VOLCANOES 30 d WAVES JADE 10
WAVES EMERALDS 47 d NATIVES HAWKS 8; WAVES SAPPHIRES 56 d FUSION BRENDAN O’DONNELL FENCING 26
ALLOWAY EMERALDS 40 d NATIVES HAWKS 8; N BROTHERS AVALANCHES 20 d WAVES CYAN 6
NATIVES TOUCANS 6 drew BROTHERS HEAT 6; BROTHERS BLIZZARDS 46 d WAVES PURPLE 5
WAVES FUCHSIA 18 d NATIVES PARROTTS 6; FUSION FIREFLIES 23 d ALLOWAY PURPLE 6
WAVES VIOLET 59 d WAVES MAROON 0; ALLOWAY LILAC 29 d BROTHERS RAINDROPS 7
RUGBY LEAGUE BUNDABERG
BUNDABERG BROADCASTERS A GRADE PREMIERSHIP
PAST BROTHERS 34 (Bryden BLAIR, Connor JONES 2, Luke STILINOVICH, Bradley Shorter, Jayden ALBERTS tries; Ezekiel Monckton 5 goals) d WAVES TIGERS 12 (Layton Chambers, Kynan Hard tries; Layton Chambers 2 goals).
EASTS MAGPIES 36 (Josateki MASIBALAVU, Ratu NAWERECAQA, Corey CHAPMAN, Ethan BALLARD, William WALTHALL tries; Ben Hudson 3, Jayden Smith goals) d WESTS PANTHERS 24 (Lochlan Modrow 2, Tyson Douglas 2, Daniel Tanner tries; Chris Robinson 2 goals).
WALLAROOS 84 (Jackson GOUGE 2, Justin SINNETT, Bruce WAIA, Felix Brown, Bailey ROBERTSON 2, Bailey ECKERT, William JUNG 2, Johnathan MANSELL, Jesse ROBERTSON, Jonah MACDONALD tries; Jorden Kemble 10 goals) d HERVEY BAY SEAGULLS 6 (David Woodbridge try).
RESERVE GRADE PREMIERSHIP
WAVES TIGERS 16 (Sailusi MANUFEKAI, Owen Hyden tries; John Akers goal) d PAST BROTHERS 10 (Adam Hides, Dennis Johnson tries; Jack Rowan goal).
WALLAROOS 36 d HERVEY BAY SEAGULLS 16.
EASTS MAGPIES 44 (Sakiusa DREUNIMOLEA 2, Dylan ZELINSKI, Blake APLITT, Josateki DAWAI, Thomas COX, Christopher LARSEN, Viliame NAINOCA tries; Jackson Paulson 6 goals) d WESTS PANTHERS 6 (Pahulu Talo try; Ryan Sharpe goal).
PAST BROTHERS 48 (Toby KELLY, Joseph DOYLE 3, Mitchell SLY, Levi MONCKTON, Jack PICARO, Mitchell MCCALLUM, Benjamin TOFT tries; Ezekiel Monckton 2, Caio Kerr 3, Billy MacDonald goals) d WAVES TIGERS 6 (Thomas Morcom try; Emmanuel Iboro goal).
SOUTH BURNETT 20 d WESTS PANTHERS 0
WAVES TIGERS 56 (Riley MORCOM, Boston MARLOW, Lachlan CAMPBELL, Preston WALSH 2, Riley MAULE 2, Oscar DOTTER, Reghan Fischer 2, Seth FRAZER tries; Preston Walsh 5, Bentley Rizzo goals) d WESTS PANTHERS 6 (Xavier STANLEY try; Darnell Saunders goal).
BUNDABERG BROTHERS 28 (Isaac Barrett 2, Tristan MAHER, Jomar GUSTILO, Leonard Kirchner tries; Jomar Gustilo 4 goals) d HERVEY BAY SEAGULLS 14.
WALLAROOS 32 d HERVEY BAY SEAGULLS 28
WESTS PANTHERS 34 (Axel LOWE, Kyjuan TANNA, Joseph REHBEIN, Coen DICK, Koda LAWLEY, Levi BROUGH tries; Nait Gough 3 goals) d BUNDABERG BROTHERS 10 (Jacob Baker, Tom Elphinstone tries; Tom Elphinstone goal)
WALLAROOS 24 d MARYBOROUGH BROTHERS 8
EASTS MAGPIES 20 (Craig DENNY, Ruben Woodrow, Harrison Candy, Cayde LISTER tries; Levi Hack, Harrison Candy goals) d AGNES WATER MARLINS 16 (Silas Mojica 2, Drew Poustie tries; Silas Mojica 2 goals).
HERVEY BAY 38 d WESTS PANTHERS 16 (Kobe Hall, Jerimaia KAITANI tries; Nathan Eggmolesse, LeBron Tanner goals).
WAVES TIGERS 22 (Joseph Griffies 2, Chris McDowell, Zak ONOPRIENKO tries; Tye Critchlow 3 goals) d BUNDABERG BROTHERS 16 (Xander Bulbert 2 tries; Kaleb Mauloni 2 goals).
WESTS PANTHERS 28 (Xander Tanner, Preston JOHNSON, Lyndon Braico, Tyreece ROWE, Lukas Milburn, Levi Goodwin tries; Lyndon Braico, Andrew Hilton goals) d HERVEY BAY SEAGULLS 12
BUNDABERG BROTHERS BLUE 58 (Thomas DE LACY, Aj MACDONALD, Noah CAUCHI, Lachlan RAE, Malachi Iboro, Slater Wilkin, Jacob THOMPSON tries; Lachlan Rae 5, Malachi Iboro 2 goals) d CHILDERS 0
BUNDABERG BROTHERS WHITE 38 (Kaleb MAULONI 2, Harry ELPHINSTONE 4, Joshua WERCHON, Deklan Busby tries; Kaleb Mauloni 3 goals) d WAVES TIGERS 8 (Noah Watt try).
HERVEY BAY SEAGULLS 44 d CHILDERS 0
Avondale 30 (Samson Dau, Montgomery Chapman-Dyne, Jackson Brown, Nathan Leather, Dylan Wagner tries; Muthuna Jones, Nathan Leather, Brendon McKeown 2 goals) d Gin Gin 24 (Rowan Sutton, Graham Jones, M Hazzard, Connor Boon tries; Axle Lange, Rowan Sutton 3 goals).
South Kolan 28 (Ratu Keasi-Ralkutu, Esala Koro, Andrew Mason, Ben Rayner, Connor Cole tries; Cem Rohdmann 4 goals) d Miriam Vale 8 (Brendan Coughlan, Robert Hughes goals).
WOMEN’S LEAGUE TAG
Gin Gin 56 (Ruby Tobin 3, Gabrielle Galea 2, Jessica Galea 4, Karrie Hills tries; Ruby Tobin 5. Jessica Galea goals) d Avondale 0
Agnes Water Marlins 8 (Georgia Abbott, Teika Keleher tries) d Isis Devils 4 (Sarah Schiffke try).
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