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Round 16 summary, Toowoomba Rugby League


Pittsworth 70 def Oakey 14

Pittsworth travelled to Oakey on Saturday night and a good crowd welcomed the top-versus-bottom clash. Pittsworth, as expected, won the match but the Bear’s enthusiasm showed throughout the game. Danes Kurtis Shayler scored a hat-trick of tries whilst three other Pittsworth players scored doubles - Jeffrey Weber, Patrick McDonald and Brayden Wilson.

Pittsworth 70 (Kurtis Shayler 3, Jeffrey Weber 2, Patrick McDonald 2, Brayden Wilson 2, Daniel York, Mitchell Carpenter, Kabunare Kofe, Conor Derksen tries; Jack Dempsey 3, Kurtis Shayler 3, Daniel York 3 goals) def Oakey 14 (Barry Mallyer, Dylan Adamson, Jason Lucas tries Dylan Adamson goal)

Reserve Grade:  Pittsworth 72 def Oakey 8

Gatton 42 def Brothers 6

Gatton sent a message to the rest of the competition with a faultless display at Cahill Park sporting complex on Saturday night. It was Gatton’s best performance of the year. They simply out-enthused their opposition with a brutal display. The Hawks slipped away to a 12-0 after 10 minutes courtesy of tries to Dennis Burgoyne and Cory Mullins who were two of Gatton’s best. They stretched their lead to 16-0 until Michael Cochrane scored to keep Brothers in the game at half-time.

It was just after half-time when the Hawks tied up the match. Michael Frohloff scored the try of the game when Alex Ambia, Robbie Fletcher and Allan Morris combined for Frohloff to finish a great team try.

Brothers had no answer and were outplayed all night. Michael Witt and Matthew Rose tried hard to ignite their side but to no avail.

Tries to Hawks Alex Groves and Francis Han sealed a comprehensive win for the Lockyer Valley side.

Gatton 42 (Dennis Burgoyne, Cory Mullins, Josh Belz, Michael Frohloff, Allan Morris ,Alex Groves, Francis Han tries; Callum Woolacott 7 goals) def Brothers  12 (Michael Cochrane, Michael Tuite tries; Michael Witt 2 goals)

Reserve Grade:  Gatton 38 def Oakey 10

Under-18: Brothers 40 def Gatton 28South Burnett Blue 66 def South Burnett White 18

2nd Division: Gatton 28 def Brothers 10

Reserve player of the round Jerome Waters with Souths coaching director Len Currie.

Souths 36 def Dalby 20

The early premiership favourites travelled to Dalby to reignite their season. Souths would go into the game with everything to lose but they stood and were counted. They went back to what they do well and that is speed. Corey Blades and Aaron Hooper scored hat-tricks in a clinical display.

Dalby coach Kerry Carmichael even admitted it was good to watch Hooper and Blades. They were the difference in the 36-20. Corey Blades scored two early tries then the game settled down until half-time when Aaron Hooper took an intercept to score right on the buzzer. Then in the first minute of the second-half, Blades scored his third to put Souths in front 22-0. That was basically the game. The Diehards showed some fight to make the score respectable but Aaron Hooper scored two more tries for the Tigers. Hooper and Blades seemed to always keep the game at arm’s length of Dalby.

Luke Nolan won the Hutchies player of the round. He played well in the absence of Brendan Hall and took on a more leadership role and it paid dividends.

Xavier Manley was Diehards best with strong games by the Taylor brothers.

Souths 36  (Corey Blades 3, Aaron Hooper 3, Conor Pyke tries; Luke Nolan 4 goals)  def Dalby 16 (Xavier Manley, Kruse Turner, Zac Morris, Tom Boland tries; Dylan Taylor 2 goals)

Reserve Grade: Souths 32 def Dalby 14

Under-18: Dalby 22 def Souths 20

2nd Division: Souths 34 def Dalby 10

Valleys 30 def Goondiwindi 24

Goondiwindi continued their sound form at home by giving Valleys a scare on Sunday. The Boars lead 18-10 at half-time and 24-20 with 20 minutes remaining, but they could not hold Valleys surge in the second half. The Roosters ended up winning 30-24.

Goondiwindi’s centre Ryan North scored a hat-trick of tries with Ronnie David and Calvin Skinner playing well for the Boars.

Valleys on the other hand needed to dig deep to overcome the enthusiastic Boars outfit.

Valleys 30 (Dylan Chown, Gus Mati, Ben O’Connor, Tyren Nicholls, Hnaloan Budden, Johnson Viane tries; Josh Hancock 3 goals) def Goondiwindi 24 (Ryan North 3, Brandon Sharpley tries; Adam Tribe 5 goals)

Reserve Grade:  Goondiwindi 28 drew with Valleys 28

Under-18:  Valleys 68  def Goondiwindi 0

Warwick 54 def Wattles 4

Warwick Cowboys again piled on the points in their local derby against Wattles on Sunday. Dan Watson amassed 24 points with two tries and eight goals. In-form centre Joe Fuimaono also scored a double for the Cowboys.

Wattles toiled hard and were without a few of their stars. In the end, Warwick were just too strong for their country cousins.

Warwick 54 (Dan Watson 2, Joe Fuimaono  2, Craig Donn, Brodie Quirk, Sam Broomhall, Ty Gardner  Mick Bloomfield tries;  Dan Watson 8, Mick Bloomfield goals) def Wattles 4 (Joe Morris  2 goals)

Reserve Grade: Warwick 36 def Wattles 18

Under-18: Warwick 42 def Wattles 6

A-Grade Ladder: Pittsworth 26, Warwick 24, Souths 21, Brothers 20, Highfields 19, Gatton 19, Dalby 10, Valleys 11, Wattles 8, Goondiwindi 2, Oakey 0

Reserve Grade Ladder: Gatton 26, Warwick 24, Pittsworth 22, Souths 22, Valleys 21, Highfields 12 Goondiwindi 11, Dalby 10, Brothers 7, Oakey 3, Wattles 2.

Under-18: Valleys 28, Burnett Blue 24, Pittsworth 22, Warwick 22, Dalby 18, Brothers 16, Souths 12, Highfields 12, Wattles 11, Goondiwindi 9, Burnett White 8, Border 4, Gatton 2.

2nd Division: Gatton 16,  Souths 12, Pittsworth 10, Brothers 10, Valleys 8, Dalby 8, Warwick 2



Pittsworth v Wattles–                    Pittsworth RLFC, Pittsworth

                                                                2.00pm Under 18

                                                                3.30pm Clydesdales

                                                                5.00pm Reserve Grade

                                                                6.30pm A Grade


Souths v Gatton -                             Clive Berghofer Stadium, Toowoomba

                                                                2.10pm 2nd Division – Presidents Cup

                                                                3.30pm Under 18

                                                                5.00pm Reserve Grade

                                                                6.30pm A Grade


Valleys v South Burnett Blue       Herb Steinhort Oval, Toowoomba

                                                                4.00pm Under 18


Brothers v Oakey-                           Glenholme Park, Toowoomba

                                                                11.30am Under 18 (Border v Sth Burnett White) To be confirmed.

                                                                1.00pm Reserve Grade

                                                                2.30pm A Grade


Goondiwindi v Dalby-                     Gilbert Oval, Goondiwindi

                                                                11.30am Under 18

                                                                1.00pm Reserve Grade

                                                                2.30pm A Grade


Warwick v Highfields-                     Father Ranger Oval, Warwick *Hutchies Match of the Day*

                                                                11.30am Under 18

                                                                1.00pm Reserve Grade

                                                                2.30pm A Grade


BYE – Under 18 Brothers -  All other Grades – Valleys.