Friday night excitement for RDJRL
All games in the RDJRL were played on Friday night so that the referees could be ready for the two day Rockhampton Senior League Nine's Carnival.
With the players enjoying some cooler conditions, there were some very exciting games played.
The game of the week was the Under 16 Yeppoon and Brothers Blue contest at Barmaryee Oval. Yeppoon were down on numbers and had to get five Under 15 players to back up.
The game was as close as it could get with both sides playing controlled structure football. At halftime, the sides were locked up at 6-6.
Yeppoon came out of the blocks strongly and took a 10-6 lead for most of the second half, but it was Brothers fresh legs that got them home with a late converted try to win 12-10.
A big shout out to the Under 15 Yeppoon players that backed up. With two injuries during the game, it proved that when at full strength – this Yeppoon side will be a handful during the year.
In the Under 13's, Cap Coast and Brothers Blue continue their winning way in 2017, while Emu Park got the points against Brothers White.
Gracemere continued their winning form defeating Emu Park, Brothers had to dig deep against Yeppoon while Cap Coast continue to play some good football.
In the Under 15s, Yeppoon are the benchmark of this age group and they were able to defeat Brothers at home. Rocky Tigers bounced back with a win against Cap Coast and Fitzroy's were too good for Norths.
The Under 16s were able to play a full round and last year’s premiers Fitzroy's started where they finished off with a strong win against Emu Park; Cap Coast defeated Brothers White and the game of the week Brothers Blue just got home against Yeppoon.
In the Under 18s this week, all teams had their Mal Meninga Cup players back, Emu Park were too good for Cap Coast in a tight affair while Brothers continue their winning form with a strong win against Yeppoon.
Round 2 results
Cap Coast Brothers 28 Rocky Tigers 0
Emu Park 16 Brothers White 4
Brothers Blue 40 Yeppoon 0
Cap Coast Brothers 16 Rocky Tigers 14
Gracemere 68 Emu Park 0
Brothers 34 Yeppoon 14
Rocky Tigers 20 Cap Coast Brothers 8
Yeppoon 24 Brothers 4
Fitzroy's 32 North's 4
Fitzroy's 38 Emu Park 6
Brothers Blue 12 Yeppoon 10
Cap Coast Brothers 30 Brothers White 14
Emu Park 16 Cap Coast Brothers 4
Brothers 48 Yeppoon 0
Round 3 preview
Round 3 will kick off Friday night with games at Emu Park and Browne Park.
Teams will be looking to consolidate positions now that they have a couple of runs under their belts and again we should see some exciting football being played.
This weekend will also see the first round for the Under 18 Capras which may affect a few teams with the loss of players.
In the Under 13 age group, we see two of the unbeaten sides in Rocky Brothers and Cap Coast Brothers face off. Both sides have been playing some exciting football and both will be looking to make top spot on the table theirs after Saturdays clash.
The Under 14 clash between Norths and Yeppoon will be a tough encounter.
Norths are coming off the bye and will be fresh while Yeppoon will be looking for their first win of the season.
The Under 15 game at Emu Park between Fitzroy’s and Rocky Tigers should be a high class affair, both sides have plenty of attacking weapons so both defence’s need to be on the mark to counter their opponents.
The Under 16s, Norths and Yeppoon game is the highlight this week, with Yeppoon coming off a big game last week (almost securing the two points against Brothers) are looking for more troops to help out, while Norths are fresh off the bye.
Both sides will be looking for the two points to keep in touch with the leading sides.
The Under 18 game of the week will be the Rocky Brothers v Cap Coast Brothers game at Victoria Park.
Final selections for this weeks Under 18 Capras side will determine the outcome of this game with plenty of points on offer.
Friday, March 3
Under 13 Emu Park v Rockhampton Tigers
Under 14 Emu Park v Rockhampton Tigers
Under 15 Fitzroy’s v Rockhampton Tigers
Under 16 Emu Park v Brothers White
Under 13 Norths v Yeppoon
Under 14 Norths v Yeppoon
Under 15 Norths v Yeppoon
Under 16 Norths v Yeppoon
Under 18 Norths v Yeppoon
Saturday, March 4
Under 13 Brothers Blue v Cap Coast Brothers
Under 14 Brothers v Cap Coast Brothers
Under 15 Brothers v Cap Coast Brothers
Under 16 Brothers Blue v Cap Coast Brothers
Under 18 Brothers v Cap Coast Brothers