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Wattles Warriors continued on their winning way, overcoming top five aspirants Warwick, in another convincing display.

The final score line of 44-22 illustrated the difference between the top side and the challenges.  The Warriors have characteristically shut sides out with typical attacking bursts that result in multiple tries within short period.  They replicated this with four tries in the first half in a ten minute period to break away from the Cowboys.  The courageous Cowboys fought back but to no avail.

Pittsworth sprung the surprise of the round defeating the high ranking Highfields Eagles at Highfields on Sunday.  The Danes forward pack led the way, with representative front rower Chris Schultz again the spearhead. Pittsworth 36 defeated Highfields 28.  The Eagles, although down on troops, would be disappointed with the result as they had built momentum from last few fixtures. 

Dalby and Valleys played a good old fashioned slog it out to the end game last Saturday night with the Roosters leading 7-6 at half time.  The Diehards pulled the game out of the fire, again, when they scored in the corner with 2 minutes remaining.  Final score Dalby 12 beat Valleys 7.  It is hard to believe that the powerhouse side of the last decade the Valleys Roosters sit second last with just a round one win over Highfields the only points thus far. 

Oakey sure gave Gatton a fright on Saturday night with a close fought tussle resulting in a 34 to 30 victory to the reigning premiers.  The Hawks are certainly gaining momentum with their title defence looking on track after a shaky start to the season.  The final game of the weekend saw South’s Tigers score 11 tries and convert 6 goals to register a 56-12 victory over the hapless Brothers side.

This weekend heralds round 8 of the premiership, on Saturday night Valleys play Oakey in another must win for the Roosters.  Supporters will be hoping the grand finalist from 2013 can get their season back on track against the unpredictable but competitive Bears. 

Warwick play Dalby in the Hutchies match of the round with the Diehards favoured to win against the tenacious Cowboys.  Wattles play the impressive last start winner Pittsworth at home on Sunday and should maintain their unbeaten run.  Gatton should be too good for Brothers whilst the Tigers have a match on their hands against a Highfields side smarting from last week’s loss.

In TRL fixtures this weekend Oakey play Gatton in the Hutchies Game of the round.  I lean to Gatton in this one.  Dalby play Valleys on Saturday night with Dalby keen to record another victory at home.  On Sunday, South’s play Brothers in a danger game for the Tigers.  The Highfields Eagles host Pittsworth in would be should be a close encounter.  The old foes Warwick and Wattles clash at Father Ranger oval to round off the fixtures.  I will go for an upset here as the Cowboys look to end Wattles unbeaten run.

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