The Rockhampton and District Junior Rugby League kicked off last Friday night with Norths hosting Yeppoon Seagulls at Browne Park while Brothers held games at Victoria Park.
In the Under 13 games, Norths started their title defence with a strong win against Yeppoon, while Brothers – who only have one side this year – got over the top of a very committed Gracemere outfit. Cap Coast Brothers and Tigers have started the season very well with big wins
In the Under 14 games, last year’s runners up Yeppoon fought hard with a win over Norths, while Brothers, who also only have one side in this age group this year, were made to fight hard against a very determined Gracemere team.
Fitzroy's were able to recruit during the off season and started off well with a big win, while last year’s premiers Emu Park showed they will be the team to beat getting over Tigers in a close game.
In the Under 15 games, Yeppoon were too strong for Norths, while Brothers White out lasted Brothers Blue, last year’s runners up Fitzroy's has started the season with a solid win.
In the Under 16 age group North's were too good for the Seagulls, while a Brothers team with a number of players out with Cyril Connell commitments outlasted Emu Park. Cap Coast got home by two points over Fitzroy's.
The Under 18 competition saw Yeppoon start their title defence with a strong win over Norths, while for the first time in many years, Brothers have two Under 18 squads and they could not be separated with the game ending in a 26-26 draw. Last year’s runners up Cap Coast started the season well with a good win over the Sharks.
Round 1 results:
Browne Park – Friday Night
U13 North's 34 Yeppoon 18
U14 Yeppoon 26 North's 10
U15 Yeppoon 34 North's 0
U16 North's 40 Yeppoon 0
U18 Yeppoon 24 North's 6
Victoria Park – Friday Night
U13 Brothers 38 Gracemere 18
U14 Brothers 26 Gracemere 4
U15 Brothers White 16 Brothers Blue 4
U16 Brothers 30 Emu Park 12
U18 Brothers White 26 Brothers Blue 26
St Benedict's – Saturday
U13 Cap Coast Brothers 38 Fitzroy's 4
U14 Fitzroy's 44 Cap Coast Brothers 0
U15 Fitzroy's 28 Cap Coast Brothers 6
U16 Cap Coast Brothers 20 Fitzroy's 18
U18 Cap Coast Brothers 28 Fitzroy's 0
Elizabeth Park – Saturday
U13 Tigers 48 Emu Park 0
U14 Emu Park 22 Tigers 14