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Waves Falcons winger Naruma bags 6 tries

Nateva Naruma
Nateva Naruma ran in six tries in Waves Falcons’ 109-0 whitewash of Turtles Brothers in the Rugby Bundaberg Spring Cup on Saturday, taking his season tally to 16 in 11 matches.

Electrifying left winger Nateva Naruma ran amok, bagging six tries to take his season tally to 16 in 11 matches, as Waves Falcons continued Turtles Brothers’ nightmare season in the Rugby Bundaberg Spring Cup with a 109-0 whitewash of them when the competition resumed after the Christmas-New Year break at Jubilee Park last Saturday.

It was the Falcons’ third century from their three clashes with the once mighty Turtles this season after also putting them to the sword 107-6 in the first round on 7 October, and 104-7 on 11 November.

Inspirational player/coach and No. 8 Tom Akers also had a field day, racking up 26 points with two tries and eight conversions, while outside centre Sosaia Finefeuaki and debutant and right winger Viliami Maile each also bagged doubles.

Meanwhile, Wests Barbarians moved into second place at Eastern Suburbs Pythons’ expense, toughing out a 15-12 victory over them.

There is just one match in Bundaberg tomorrow with Pythons up against Gladstone at Waves Sports Complex at 5pm, while there is a double-header at Fraser Coast with the Falcons to aim up against Barbarians at 5pm, before the winless Mariners attempt to kick-start their season against Turtles at 7pm.

WAVES FALCONS 109 (Nateva Naruma 6, Sosaia Finefeuaki 2, Viliami Maile 2, Tom Akers 2, Alfred Norman, Owen Hyden, Lenard Taylor, Dean Honeysett, John Akers tries; Tom Akers 8, Malie Palrtua 4 conversions) d TURTLES BROTHERS 0.

WESTS BARBARIANS 15 (Isei Rokoia, Phillip Lindsay tries) d EASTERN SUBURBS PYTHONS 12 (Sakiusa Dreunimolea, Jiope Manono tries; Sakiusa Dreunimolea conversion).


A home final will be the prize on offer when Bundaberg travels to Kingaroy this Sunday to take on the unbeaten reigning champions South Burnett in the third and last round of the Wide Bay Open Goodchild Shield competition.

The Burnett have won both of their games so far, against Fraser Coast and Gympie respectively, while Bundaberg also crushed Gympie, and scored a healthy 8-264 against Fraser Coast in their last match on 5 November, but opener Arden Lankowski, who cracked a superb century in that game, is unavailable this time, in a team which has five changes to it.

The team is: Mitch Parsons (c), River Felstead, Jeremy Haaksma, Lachlan Heycox, Ollie Horne, Harry Kourikoski, Toby Lamond, Chris Napper, Sam Pearson, Hayden Pope, Kori Pope, Luke Solano.

In the Rum City Foods Division 1 Premiership, Waves are on the brink of outright victory over Norths after day one of their two-day clash last Saturday.

Former Tallon Medallist and pace spearhead Mitchell Waters snared 5-14 as Norths were bundled out for just 74, but Waves were then bowled out for 137 after Norths captain and opener Chris Napper ripped through their top order in his 4-38.

Batting a second time, Norths will resume at 4-45 at Salter Oval tomorrow at 11am, still trailing by 18 runs.

Meanwhile, the Brothers v Easts clash is evenly poised after the Magpies amassed 221, led by opener Arden Lankowski with 61 in his return from suspension, and No. 3 Kurt De Silva with 76, but 16-year-old Brothers pace spearhead Lachlan Heycox grabbed his second straight five-wicket haul with 5-39.

The Brethren lost two early wickets in reply, both taken by Arden, but they clawed their way to 2-43 by stumps.


NORTHS 10-74 (Mitchell Waters 11-3-14-5, Callum Neubecker 2-0-10-2) & 4-45 (Chris Duff 5-2-7-2) v WAVES 10-137 (Hayden Pope 47, Chris Napper 8-0-38-4, Shannon Smith 5.5-0-25-3, Bruce Worthington 8-1-34-3).

EASTS 10-221 (Kurt De Silva 76, Arden Lankowski 61, Lachlan Heycox 11-2-39-5, Toby Lamond 11-6-27-2) v BROTHERS 2-43 (Arden Lankowski 8-5-5-2).


WAVES 8-228 (Ryan Maclean 79, Kris Johnson 32, Brody Coates 30no, Scott Willing 4-0-17-2, Ashley Helmore 5.4-1-34-2, Ryan Santacaterina 6-0-61-2) d ISIS 7-225 (Scott Willing 99, Ryan Santacaterina 46, Scott Rehbein 40, William Fletcher 5-0-20-3).

BROTHERS 6-168 (David Boge 58no, Giles Cunningham 31, David Wendt 7-0-24-3, Michael Eade 8-1-31-2) d NORTHS 10-125 (Riley Collin 7.5.-0-29-4, Scott Lamond 5-0-20-2, Harry Johnson 6-0-29-2, Andrew Weekes 8-0-33-2).


NORTHS 10-190 (John Balaam 63, Dan Hunt 44, Brad Baxter 32, Wayne Niekerk 5.1-0-12-5, David Linwood 7-1-32-3) d WAVES 10-166 (Sean Stuchbery 58, Damien Black 45no, Steve Tucker 7-4-14-3, Brad Baxter 3.3-0-20-2, John Balaam 7-0-44-2).

BROTHERS 2-109 (Clint Mathiesen 38, Josh McInnes 35no, Ethan Reeves 3-0-18-2) d ISIS 9-105 (Ricky Taylor 1.4-1-1-2, Shane Taylor 3-0-10-2, Dave McKenzie 6-1-21-2).

EASTS BLACK 6-142 (Jasmer Singh 42, Rajbir Singh 39no, Brett Woodward 7-2-15-2, Richmond Felstead 5-0-27-2, Charlie Steele 7-0-50-2) d EASTS WHITE 10-139 (Brett Woodward 81, Lex Webster 31, Daniel O’Connor 7-1-31-5, Rory O’Connor 6-2-23-3, Jasmer Singh 2.2-0-9-2).


Coral Coast Softball Association fixtures resume tomorrow for the new year, and with just five rounds remaining and two points between second and fifth on the A Grade Ladies ladder, all teams will be hungry for victory to enhance their finals chances.

The unbeaten Waves Tsunamis are on 24 points with one hand on the minor premiership, while Bargara Bandits and Terrors are each on 18 points, followed by Brothers United Firesticks on 17, and Bargara Leopards on 16.

Tomorrow, the two Bargara sides will meet at Frank Coulthard Complex at 2pm, while Tsunamis are away to Terrors in Hervey Bay, and Firesticks have the bye.

There are joint-leaders in A Grade Men with Misfits and Waves Schooners on 18 points apiece, closely followed by Terrors 17, Bargara Bombers 16, and Brothers United Heat on 11.

Schooners have the bye tomorrow, with Heat facing a must-win game against Bombers at Coulthard Complex at 12.10pm, and Misfits to do battle with Terrors in a top-of-the-table showdown at the Bay.

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