As we head towards the pointy end of the season, teams in the Rockhampton and District Junior Rugby League are positioning themselves for a tilt at finals footy.
With the bye scheduled for this weekend due to the Central Queensland Capras junior trials being held in Rockhampton, last weekend’s results were even more important.
In the Under 13 age group, Brothers Blue and Norths kept up their close rivalry and with the game going down to the wire, it was Brothers who prevailed by six.
Cap Coast are again looking to go back-to-back and had a strong win over Brothers White, whilst Yeppoon took the points against the Tigers in a close game.
The Under 14 age group has three stand out sides ahead of the finals. Brothers took the points over Norths, Gracemere had to fight hard against a committed Cap Coast side got the win after last weekend’s defeat and Yeppoon got over the top of the Rocky Tigers.
The Under 15 Yeppoon side have bounced back from last week’s loss with a good win over the very competitive Rocky Tigers, Fitzroy’s showed that they are the real deal this season with a good win over Cap Coast and Norths stamped themselves as premiership contenders with a big win over Brothers.
In the Under 16 competition, it looks like it could be the Rocky Brethren’s year. The Blue side started slowly, but got over the top of a tough Norths team, Fitzroy's dusted off a tough encounter last week to overcome Cap Coast Brothers whilst Brothers White were too good for the ever-improving Yeppoon side.
Friday night’s clash at the Gymmy Grounds provided the game of the night in the Under 18s. Both sides fielded plenty of representative players, but it was the Knights that prevailed by four points. In the battle of the beaches, Cap Coast flexed their muscles with a strong win over Yeppoon.
This weekend will see Rockhampton host the Under 13, 14 and 16 boys and Under 14 and 16 Girls CQ Capras junior trials to select the CQ Capras sides to compete at the Central Division Junior Carnival in Gladstone.
Fixtures will commence on Friday night and will be played through to Sunday lunchtime at both Browne Park and the Gymmy Grounds.
View the full draw at bit.ly/CQCJuniorTrials.
ROUND 8 RESULTS
Brothers Blue 20 Norths 14
Cap Coast Brothers 44 Brothers White 0
Yeppoon 18 Rocky Tigers 12
Brothers 30 Norths 10
Gracemere 10 Cap Coast Brothers 6
Yeppoon 22 Rocky Tigers 10
Norths 32 Brothers 12
Fitzroy's 46 Cap Coast Brothers 10
Yeppoon 40 Rocky Tigers 0
Brothers Blue 28 Norths 6
Fitzroy's 20 Cap Coast Brothers 6
Brothers White 32 Yeppoon 14
Norths 14 Brothers 10
Cap Coast Brothers 40 Yeppoon 4