On a sizzling 43 degree sunny day in Longreach, the annual 7s carnival was held for 2015 on Saturday, February 28.

Listen to the ABC Western Queensland report from the event: Hot Stuff at Longreach 7s

Players kept themselves well hydrated with water, sports drinks and the odd dip in a pool (a couple of teams thought well ahead and bought their own inflatable pool or tub).

Fantastic rugby league action was on display throughout the day and which was topped off by a great final between St Brendan’s Replacements and Brisbane Easts. Easts won the title in a nailbiter.

See the Gallery here: Gallery: Longreach 7s

The Longreach 7s Committee wish to thank all the teams who came from near and far to participate in the carnival. It was especially good to have four women’s teams take part this year.

Longreach Senior and Junior Rugby League for their assistance throughout the carnival; all sponsors for the carnival; all the volunteers who helped out in any shape or form for this carnival; the match officials – Tim Steinhardt, Jeff Saunders, Rob Crow, Malcolm Wright, Mark Davies and Tim Penrose – these guys did a tremendous job throughout the day; announcer’s box – Leigh Cronin, David Scutt and Scott Parkinson and Radio 4LG for broadcasting the finals series.

We greatly appreciate your help. Thank you and most of all a huge thank you to the Longreach community for your support.

The Committee also wish to thank newly appointed Outback Operations Manager Peter Rafter who was in attendance at the carnival with the new mobile QRL van along with NRL Development Officer Rod Dahl (who kept the local kids busy with pass the ball) and Central Division Chairman Danny Maguire. We thank them for making the trek west to Longreach for the carnival.

The Committee look forward to seeing everyone back again in 2016.

For more information, contact Longreach Rugby League 7s Carnival coordinators:  Gavin Ballard 0421608287 or Tim Penrose 0475468107.

2015 Longreach 7s Results

Pool A   - final standings               

Brisbane Easts
Replacements
Charleville
Emerald Tigers                 
Longreach Tigers

Pool B - final standings 

Clermont Spuds
Rocky Ringworms
Boulia Bulls
Ipswich
Longreach Reds – Forfeited

Women - final standings              

Clermont Utters
Central West Fillies
Emerald Tigers
Emerald Cowgirls

Full results:                                 

8.20am     L - Tigers v Cowgirls – 18 to Nil
8.40am     Emerald v Replacements – 12 to 18
9.00am     Clermont v Reds – Bye
9.20am     Tigers v Charleville – 6 to 16
9.40am     Boulia v Ipswich  - 14 to 8
10.00am   L – Fillies v Clermont – 0 to 20
10.20am   Easts v Emerald  22 to 4
10.40am    Ringworms v Clermont  14 to 16
11.00am    L – Tigers v Fillies 8 to 18
11.20am   Replacements v Tigers – 30 to 4
11.40am   Reds v Boulia – Bye
12.00pm   L – Cowgirls v Clermont  - 0 to 22
12.20pm   Easts v Charleville – 30 to 0
12.40pm   Ringworms v Ipswich  - 24 to 0
01.00pm   Emerald v Tigers – 14 to 34
01.20pm   Clermont v Boulia – 18 to 10
01.40pm   Replacements v Easts – 16 to 26
2.00pm     Reds v Ringworms – Bye
2.20pm     Charleville v Emerald – 28 to 6
2.40pm    Ipswich v Clermont – 12 to 24
3.00pm    Easts v Tigers – 24 to 0
3.20pm    Ringworms v Boulia  - 20 to 18
3.40pm    Replacements v Charleville  20 to 18
4.00pm    Reds v Ipswich – Bye
4.20pm    L – Tigers v Clermont – 4 to 20
4.40pm    L – Fillies v Cowgirls – 10 to 0
5.20pm   Semi 1 – B1 v A2 – Clermont 8 v Replacements 16
5.40pm   Semi 2 – A1 v B2 – Easts 20 v Ringworms 14
6.10pm   Girls Final (top 2 from pool games) - Clermont 12 v Fillies 8
6.30pm   Plate Final (losers from semis) Clermont 22 v Ringworms 16
7.00pm   Final – Replacements 16 v Easts 18