Some exciting semi-finals were played in the Rockhampton and District Rugby League last weekend – view the results and wrap-up below.
Under 11 Knock Out Final
Cap Coast made the opening break resulting in first points through Corbin Dendle, it took North's until the 16th minute to hit back with a try to Malaki Bob and a 6-6 score line, in the very last minute of the half North's took the lead 10-6 with a try to Jordon Beak. Both sides battled away early with North’s Samuel Reddy scoring and a 16-6 lead he then backed that up with another try and North's lead 22-6, Cap Coast hit back late with two great tries to Ryan Welsh and a final score line of 22-16.
Norths Knights 22 (Tries - Malaki Bob, Jordon Beak, Samuel Reddy 2, Goals - Keegan Bird, Malaki Bob, Chase Russell) def Cap Coast Brothers 16 (Tries - Corbin Dendle, Ryan Welsh 2, Goals - Ryan Welsh, Casey Smith)
Under 11 Grand Final Qualifier
The only way these two sides could be separated on the points ladder was for and against. Emu Park got off to a good start and 6-0 lead courtesy of Jaxon Field, Brothers hit back with front rower Kelly Shadlow barging over. Both sides battled away until Liam Barnes gave the Brethren a 10-6 lead at halftime.
Emu Park took notice of their coaches words at half time and came out firing and a converted try to Alex Lawton gave them a 12-10 lead, but that was short lived and Brothers started their attacking raids with a try to Jaiden Green, then a try to Jake Wakeman and then Jaiden Green finished the game with his second and Brothers through to the Grand Final with a 28-12 win.
Brothers Blue 28 (Tries - Kelly Shadlow, Liam Barnes, Jaiden Green 2, Jake Wakeman, Goals – Jaiden Green, Lincoln Beckett, Kelly Shadlow, William Lewis) def Emu Park 12 (Tries - Jaxon Fields, Alex Lawton, Goals - Jaxon Fields, Alex Lawton)
Next Saturday – Emu Park Play North's Knights at 2pm Browne Park - TBC
Under 12 Knock Out Final
Rockhampton Tigers were looking to continue their great year, the expanding club had its second team into semi-finals and on top of their nomination for the NRL's One Community Grassroots Club of the Year they were hoping to continue their season. In the first half both sides battled away with Brothers Matt Hedges getting an early try and a 4-0 lead, Tigers hit back quickly with a try to Jye Clelland before Flynn Kelso scored the first of his 3 and a 10-6 score line, Tigers took the advantage into the half time break when Jake Barnham scored two quick tries and they lead 14-10.
Half time was not what the Tigers needed when Flynn Kelso scored his 2nd then 3rd tries and then Flynn Thomasson went over the Brethren had gained a 28-14 lead. Tigers Jake Barnham had not given up hope and he scored his 3rd but that would be the day for Tigers as Brothers ran in tries to Patrick Crow and Lachlan Davis right on the bell for a 38-20 win.
Under 12 Grand Final Qualifier
North's Knights 26 (Tries - Jordon Cox 2, Brayden Duffy 2, Jacob White, Goals Brayden Duffy, Sam Reddy, Cyron Tull) def Gracemere Cubs 12 (Tries – Taine Tam Anui, Corey Johns, Goals - Taine Tam anui, Corey Johns)
It has been a lean year for Gracemere and there were hopes that their Under 12 minor premiers would get a smooth passage through to the decider in two weeks’ time. North's had other ideas and came out firing and it was Jordon Cox that broke through the middle and score close to the posts. Gracemere’s Taine Tam Anui took matters into his own hands and got Gracemere back on track and his converted try brought things back on track 6-6. But that would be it for Gracemere in the first half when the Knight's hit gear and tries to fullback Brayden Duffy & Jacob White took North's leading at the break 16-6.
Gracemere started the second half well when Corey John's converted his own try & a 12-16 score line, but they just couldn't get over the line after that and with 5 minutes left Braydon Duffy scored his second and Jordon Cox scored his second on the bell and a grand final birth to the Knights 26-12.
Brothers White 38 ( Tries – Matt Hedges, Flynn Kelso 3, Flynn Thomasson, Patrick Crow, Lachlan Davis, Goals – Flynn Thomasson, Jackson Tews, Dane Careless, Flynn Kelso, Lachlan Davis) def Rockhampton Tigers 20 (Tries – Jye Clelland, Jake Barnham 3, Goals – Jake Barnham, Jesuah Wini)
Next Saturday – Gracemere Cubs play Brothers at 3pm Browne Park - TBC