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TRL Round 21 Summary
Dalby 120 def Oakey 6
Dalby Diehards scored the highest number of points of the year when they humiliated Oakey on the weekend. Dylan Taylor had a field day, scoring tries and bagging six goals in a 32-point display.
Dalby 120 (Dylan Taylor 5, Sam Thomasson 4, Kruze Turner 2, Danny Wassell 2, Xavier Manley 2, Braydon Alexander 2, Michael Fletcher, Jason Cook, Mitch Taylor, Chris Wilkes tries; Dylan Taylor 6, Zac Morris 4, Mitch Taylor 3, Brayden Alexander 2, Jason Cook, Ed Kelly, Russell Fletcher goals) def Oakey 6 (Blake Kelly-Johnston try, John Lewis goal)
Reserve Grade: Dalby 50 Oakey 18
Highfields 30 def Goondiwindi 12
Highfields went a long way to securing a top three berth when they entered the top five after beating Goondiwindi in a dour affair at Goondiwindi on Saturday night. Eagles fullback Blake Appo scored a hat-trick of tries; a grand effort given he has had a few niggling injuries of late.
Goondiwindi have been difficult at home this year and this game was no different and they made Highfields earn their win. Robbie David played well for the Boars.
Highfields 30 (Blake Appo 3, Robbie Elara, Brayden Mitchell, Nick Bainbridge tries Brayden Mitchell 3 goals) def Goondiwindi 12 (Ronnie David, Ryan North tries Adam Tribe 2 goals)
Reserve Grade: Goondiwindi 28 def Highfields 18
Under 18: Goondiwindi won on forfeit to Highfields
Valleys 46 def Wattles 20
Valleys has found some form, but at the wrong end of the season. This past weekend, they accounted for Wattles at Pillar Street. These two teams have struggled this season, but Valleys got the better of the Warriors with a sparkling display of entertaining rugby league. Gus Mati and Josh Birch scored doubles for the Roosters whilst Warriors’ Tyrone Jowett also scored two tries.
Valleys 52 (Gus Mati 2, Josh Birch 2, Robert Trott, Josh Hancock, Jeffrey Neilson, Dexter Buchanan, Hnaloan Budden, Matthew Budden tries Josh Hancock 5, Dylan Chown goals) def Wattles 26 (Tyrone Jowett 2, Jack Knight, Liam Ross, Mitchell Duff tries Nick Morris 3 goals)
Reserve Grade: Valleys 64 def Wattles 10
Under 18: Valleys 70 def Burnett White 12
Burnett Blue 38 def Wattles 18
Warwick President Dan O'Leary with Hutchie Player of the Round Ryan McIvor
Warwick 50 def Souths 12 (Hutchies Match of the Round)
Warwick confirmed themselves as one of the favourites to take out this year’s premiership with a comprehensive win over Souths at Clive Berghofer Stadium on the weekend. It was a surprising score given the importance of the game, but is was Warwick’s 80% completion rate that won it.
They starved Souths of the ball throughout the game and never gave their opponents an inch and piled on 40 points in the second half in a ruthless display.
The halftime score was 10-6 in favour of the Cowboys and the game to that point was competitive.
However, Souths lack of ball took its toll and they did not have enough gas in the tank to stop the second half onslaught.
Souths captain-coach Daniel Holmes tried hard to lift his team and had help in Tristan Dupoy and Jacob Whittaker, but it was all Warwick in the end.
Their halves created opportunities all day for their outside men and they capitalised by scoring eight tries to two.
Ryan McIvor was named player of the match with Issac Chaffey also playing well in his A Grade debut.
Warwick 50 (Brodie Quirk 2, Issac Chaffey, Jamie Abbas, Brock Croft, Dan Watson, Paul Cantwell, Ryan McIvor tries; Dan Watson 6 Goals) def Souths 12 (Josh Ryan, Aaron Hooper, tries; Luke Nolan 2 Goals)
Reserve Grade: Souths 14 Warwick 12
Under 18: Warwick 40 Souths 18
2nd Division: Souths 30 Warwick 26
Pittsworth 32 def Brothers 12
Brothers have fallen at the last hurdle in their attempt to qualify for the finals matches. With their season on the line, the Leprechauns succumbed at home to the Pittsworth Danes 32-12.
Pittsworth came out with all guns blazing and showed some great ball movement and attacking flair which was orchestrated by the halves pair of Jocumsen and Dempsey.
Early in the match looked like running away with the game with tries to fullback Jeff Weber and wingman Brayden Wilson giving them a 10-0 lead after only 10 minutes of play.
Brothers steadied and a mid-field break from Nick Trevisoil set up a try under the posts for Zac Loxley and they were back in the game at 10-6.
Jeff Weber added to his first try when he launched himself through a huge gap from 30m out to go over untouched. At halftime it was Pittsworth 16-6 over Brothers.
Eight minutes into the second half, Brothers stormed back into contention when young prop Will O’Grady crashed over to bring the scores to 16-12. However, it was not to be as Pittsworth took control of the match.
Weber added another for his hat-trick, while Brayden Gibbs scored and Wilson scored his second to see Pittsworth run out comprehensive winners 32-12.
The ball movement and speed of the Danes was too much for the Brothers boys to handle. Defensively, Pittsworth were strong and resolute resistance held out Brothers. Pittsworth looked freshened up after their bye last week and if they carry this form into the finals, will be hard to beat. The good win to Pittsworth and big loss to Souths sets up an intriguing battle for the Madsen Rasmussen Trophy next Sunday at the home of the Danes.
Pittsworth 32 (Jeff Webber 3, Braydon Wilson 2, Brayden Gibbs, Dylan Galloway tries; Jake Johnston 3 goals) def Brothers 12 (Zac Loxley, William O’Gradey tries; Michael Witt 2 goals)
Reserve Grade: Pittsworth 44 Brothers 12
Under 18: Pittsworth 50 Brothers 10
2nd Division: Brothers 14 Pittsworth 12