The Burdekin Roosters handed the University Saints a footballing lesson in wet weather football in Round 12 of the TDRL Rugby League competition. 

The match played in atrocious conditions at Joe Baker Field on Saturday evening saw the Roosters come away with a morale boosting 35‒20 victory over the informed Saints.  It was the Roosters experience which allowed them to handle the difficult conditions better than the young University side, with the wet weather wreaking havoc on ball security. 

It was the Roosters halves who managed to control the field possession with deft kicking and strong go forward which allowed them to outmuscle the University defence. 

It was hard going for both sides on a heavy and greasy track however it was the Roosters who got on a roll late in the first half completing their sets and making it difficult for the Saints to get off their line with some bruising defence.  

In the second half Burdekin executed their plays well and continuously had the University defence at sixes and sevens. 

Temone Power was a standout for the Roosters and a constant threat to the University defence crossing for two tries while Jordon Remfrey and Hayden Crowley both crossed for doubles for the Saints. 

It was Burdekin's fifth win of the season and moved them ahead of University into fourth spot on the ladder with University currently occupying fifth spot with four competition wins so far this season.

Results

BROTHERS 48 (Tries: Jason Norford 1, Leo Faagutu 2, Jonico Hardwick 1, Michael Parker-Walsh 4, Nathan Norford 2, Goals: Nathan Norford 3, Aidan Ketchup 1) DEF CHARTERS TOWERS 16 (Tries: Joel Knuth 3, Goals: Adam Shaw 2)

BURDEKIN 35 (Tries: Thomas Bhana 1, Temone Power 2, Tyson Stocker 1, Toby Stewart 1, Dylan Jensen 1, Ryan Davenport 1, Goals: Ben Cavanaugh 3, Field Goal: Tyson Stocker 1) DEF UNIVERISTY 20 (Tries: Jordan Remfrey 2, Hayden Crowley 2, Goals: Daniel Pickering 2)

HERBERT RIVER 46 (Tries: Troy Menegon 1, Samson O’Neill 1, Scott Gibson 1, Kienan Blanco 1, Todd Cockburn , Damian Devietti 1, Josh Chudleigh 2, Goals: Mitchell Seri 7) DEF NORTHS 30 (Tries: Ethan Cardier 2, Jack Boniface 1, Luke Ketchup 2, Jordan W 1, Mitchell Grimes 1, Goals: Matthew Bonnano 1)

 

POS

TEAM

PTS

P

W

L

D

FF

PP

B

F

A

PD

1

Herbert River A Grade 2014

36

11

7

1

2

0

0

1

364

156

208

2

Brothers A Grade 2014

34

12

6

3

1

0

0

2

338

184

154

3

Centrals A Grade 2014

32

12

6

4

0

0

0

2

232

270

-38

4

Burdekin A Grade 2014

30

11

5

3

1

0

0

2

227

223

4

5

University A Grade 2014

24

12

4

6

0

0

0

2

209

303

-94

6

Norths A Grade 2014

16

11

2

7

0

0

0

2

164

270

-106

7

Charters Towers A Grade 2014

12

11

2

8

0

0

0

1

205

333

-12

RESERVE GRADE

BROTHERS 42 (Tries: Fred Haines 2, Blake Carter 1, Ben Carter 1, PJ Hart 2, Pat Day 1, Goals: PJ Hart 6, Jayke Collins 1) DEF CHARTERS TOWERS 6 (Tries: Leroy Dallachy 1, Goals: Nick Giakoumi 1)

UNIVERSITY 36 (Tries: Anthony Toby 1, Nathan Seluli 2, Alexis Jirasek 1, Simi Vatuliao 1, Moses Nelliman 2, Goals: Anthony Toby 1, Jonathan Pepper 2, Adrian Doig 1) DEF BURDEKIN 20 (Tries: Penisini Finau 2, Falton Kennedy 1, Lama Ghee 1, Leon Herron 1, Field Goal: Keegan Warcon 1)

HERBERT RIVER 32 (Tries: Tyron Harvey 1, Gordon Grigor 2, Damien Devietti 1, Jared Cantoni 1, Luke La Rosa 1, Goals: Michael Skipper 4) DEF NORTHS 18 (Tries: Hayden Lavarack 1, Clinton Pearson 1, Carl Van Stelten 1, Goals: Graham Tranby 3)