The Rockhampton & District Junior Rugby League resumed on the weekend with some fantastic games of football. With most games completed on Friday night, Cap Coast Brothers held the only games on Anzac Day.

The Under 14 Cap Coast Brothers v Yeppoon game was a very tough affair, these sides have battle close games this year and this was no different with the scores locked at 0-0 at halftime.

The second half continued the same way when Cap Coast made a mistake in their own quarter. Yeppoon capitalised on this to take a 6-0 lead. Yeppoon were again on the attack and Cap Coast defended strongly for four straight sets. They finally got the ball and made great progress up the field only to drop the ball when getting into attacking position.

The game continued up and down the field with either side unable to break the defence, Cap Coast made one last charge in the final five minutes, but Yeppoon’s defence was strong enough to hold onto a 6-0 win.

The Under 15 game provided us with some more points than the previous game. Cap Coast got off to a flying start going to a 6-0 lead, then from the 2nd play off the kick off they made a break down field and a try looked certain until some last minute defence resulted in a mistake over the line. It wasn’t long until the Coast Brothers used their back line and crossed for another four-pointer and a 10-0 lead. Just before half time Yeppoon mounted some pressure and got a try to go to half time down 10-4. The second half became a scrappy affair with Cap Coast running out winners 24-4.

Cap Coast Brothers and Emu Park finished off the day in the Under 18 game. Both sides still down on troops with players in the Capras side. Emu Park started well after a penalty in their first set they bombed on the last, a mistake at the back left the ball in the in goal and first points and a 6-0 lead.

Cap Coast bounced back quickly with a good back line try down the right and a 6-4 score line. They again put on pressure and mistakes by Emu park lead to another try and a 10-6 lead. Cap Coast had found their feet and they were utilising their fast back line and another try 16-6, then on the stroke of half time they continued their right side raid and went into the break 20-6.

Halftime was not the Coast Brothers friend, when they made a mistake early in their own quarter and from the scrum Emu Park scored and a 20-12 score. It was another Cap Coast mistake then a piggy back penalty that gave Emu Park field position they crashed over and the score line was 20-18. Both sides were unable to hold on to possession and it was Cap Coast over for a 24-18 lead, both sides attacked hard in the last five minutes, but it was the Coast Brothers holding on for victory.

Under 11

Emu Park                              28          Cap Coast Brothers         16
North’s                                 36           Brothers White                 16
Brothers Blue                         32           Fitzroy’s                               6
Gracemere                            36           Rockhampton Tigers       14

Under 12

Cap Coast Brothers         16           Emu Park                        10
North’s                         22           Brothers White                 8
Brothers Blue                 36           Fitzroy’s                         0
Gracemere                     16           Rockhampton Tigers       12

Under 13

Yeppoon                              60      Cap Coast Brothers         0
North’s                                 10      Rockhampton Tigers       10
Brothers White                        28    Gracemere                      4
Emu Park                              48      Brothers Blue                 4

Under 14

Yeppoon                              6              Cap Coast Brothers     0
Fitzroy’s                               40           North’s                      0
Brothers White                      52           Gracemere                  0
Emu Park                             62           Brothers Blue              4

Under 15

Cap Coast Brothers         24           Yeppoon                       4
North’s                         32           Fitzroy’s                        0
Brothers White               58           Gracemere                    6
Brothers Blue                 50           Emu Park                     0

Under 16

North’s                                 24           Yeppoon                              12
Brothers                              32           Fitzroy’s                               10

Under 18

Gracemere                         44           Brothers                              4            
Cap Coast Brothers              24           Emu Park                           18
North’s                              14           Yeppoon                            10

Preview:

Round 9 will be a fund raising weekend dedicated to the victims of Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu.

With a strong Vanuatu presence in the Rockhampton Rugby League District, the Junior League will hold a fundraising day at Browne Park on Saturday, this will include a gold coin donation at the gate, multi draw raffle and a cloths bin so that clubs and parents can donate old footy gear still in good condition for the children in Vanuatu.

RDJRL President Paul Jensen said the day was about helping out those less fortunate.

“After Cyclone Marcia, we were able to get juniors back on the field the following week, the children over there may not get to play sport for a few months and in some cases have lost everything they own,” he said.

The day will kick off with the gates opening at 9am and games commencing at 10am and running through to 5pm.

Browne Park Saturday, May 2:

10am                    Under 13             Rockhampton Tigers       v              Brothers White
11am                    Under 14             Gracemere                         v              Yeppoon
12noon                 Under 15             North’s                                 v              Brothers Blue
1pm                      Under 16             Fitzroy’s                               v              Brothers
2pm                      Under 16             Girls Rugby League Game
2.30pm                 Under 18             Cap Coast Brothers         v              Emu Park
3.30pm                 Masters Game
4pm                      Under 18             North’s                                 v              Yeppoon