The Central Highlands Rugby League have seen eight players selected for the Central Crows Representative team at the 47th Battalion Carnival in Roma last weekend.
Kailah Rogers (Emerald Cowgirls), Elle Waters (Clermont Bears Ladies), Tegan Rolfe (Clermont Bears Ladies), Carly Bell (Clermont Bears Ladies), Mariah Storch (Blackwater Crushettes), Cloe Ramsay (Emerald Tigers Ladies) and Kiri Samson (Emerald Tigers Ladies) were selected in the Central Crows Women’s side, and Jason King (Emerald Tigers) was selected in the Central Crows Men’s side.
Juanita McDonald (Dysart Bulls Ladies) was also selected as a shadow player for the Central Crows Women’s side.
Central Highlands Rugby League President Frank Lambley says the success of eight Central Crows representatives was the result of a very successful 47th Battalion carnival for both the Men’s and Women’s sides.
“This year’s carnival has been the most successful carnival for both our Men’s and Women’s teams.
“Our Men finished fifth from eight teams, only two points away from tied third with Rockhampton and Toowoomba.
“The Men really dug deep and shook up the competition laying a platform for next year,” Lambley said.
“With our Women’s side, it was the first time that our team competed wearing the Central Highlands badge and with very big expectations of us being very competitive, we didn’t disappoint.
“It was unfortunate that we went down to the Sunshine Coast 10-4 in the grand final, but we must be very proud and happy at how we played considering the Sunshine Coast play in the regular South-East Queensland Division 1 Women’s competition.”
The Sunshine Coast Falcons made it a winning double taking home both the Men’s and Women’s 47th Battalion trophies after two fierce grand final appearances against the South West Country Men’s side and Central Highlands Women’s side.
Mariah Storch was named Player of the grand final after she tackled herself to a standstill.
Both Crows Men’s and Women’s sides will travel to the Gold Coast on Friday June 3 to Sunday, June 5 to compete in the QRL State Carnival against the Northern Marlins and South East Queensland.
47TH BATTALION MEN’S RESULTS
South West Country 28 defeated Central Highlands Men’s 10
Tries: Isaiah Huet 1, Clayton Kilpatrick 1
Conversions: Phil Derksen 1
Central Highlands Men’s 24 defeated Gladstone 8
Tries: Jason King 2, Josh Kilpatrick 1, Joe Tiare 1
Conversions: Ray Ebsworth 4
Player of the Match: Jason King
Bundaberg 18 defeated Central Highlands Men’s 12
Tries: Ethan Kennedy 1, Clayton Kilpatrick 1
Conversions: Ray Ebsworth 2
Player of the Match: Tom Murray
47TH BATTALION WOMEN’S RESULTS
Central Highlands Ladies 22 defeated South West Ladies 6
Tries: Tegan Rolfe 2, Cloe Ramsay 1, Cooper Hill 1
Conversions: Mariah Storch 3
Player of the Match: Juanita McDonald
Sunshine Coast Ladies 14 defeated Central Highlands Ladies 6
Tries: Juanita McDonald 1
Conversions: Mariah Storch 1
GRAND FINAL: Sunshine Coast Ladies 10 defeated Central Highlands Ladies 4
Tries: Donna Kilpatrick 1
Player of the Match: Mariah Storch