Friday night proved a big night to remember in Round 2 of the Rockhampton Junior Rugby League competition.
There was lightning and a little bit of rain on a historical night for the Norths Knights Junior Rugby League club with the first ever Norths v Norths clash in the Under 18s.
It promised to be a showstopper and did not disappoint.
Friday night’s showdown saw a close, hard-fought, no holds barred game of rugby league that went down to the wire.
It may go down in local rugby league folklore as it was an epic affair, with the final score ending up 14-12 to Norths Blue over Norths White.
What will be more memorable for the club is the scenes after the final siren, when both teams came together as one.
In front of the Browne Park stands, both sides linked arm-in-arm to belt out the club’s historic team song together, led by coaches Mick Barrett and Lee Bob.
It was certainly a night to remember for the mighty Norths Knights.
ROUND 2 RESULTS*
Brothers Blue 26 defeated Fitzroy 0
Emu Park 30 defeated Gracemere 4
Cap Coast Brothers 42 defeated Yeppoon 4
Cap Coast Brothers 20 defeated Yeppoon 0
Brothers White 32 defeated Woorabinda 6
Gracemere 50 defeated Emu Park 0
Yeppoon 26 defeated Cap Coast Brothers 4
Brothers Blue 40 defeated Tigers 0
Norths 30 defeated Woorabinda 16
Yeppoon 16 defeated Cap Coast/Tigers 12
Norths Blue 14 defeated Norths White 12
Cap Coast Brothers 38 defeated Yeppoon 8
Brothers Blue 14 defeated Emu Park 8
*Unfortunately, some games were called off due to the weather.
Round 3 will again see the CQ Capras Mal Meninga players absent in the Under 18 age group with a trial match against the Mackay Cutters on Saturday.
Cap Coast Brothers and Brothers Blue are coming off good wins and the clash between the Brethren will be a great game, no matter who takes the field for both sides.
This week also sees a grand final rematch in the Under 14s with Cap Coast against Brothers.
Cap Coast were undefeated last year, only to come up short in the big dance.
They will be looking again to have an unbeaten season leading into the finals later in the year.
To conclude Round 3, the Under 18 Norths Blue v Yeppoon game should provide plenty of entertainment at the Gymmy Grounds.
Head down to your local junior footy this Friday night and support the future of rugby league in Central Queensland.
ROUND 3 FIXTURES
Friday, February 23 – Webb Park, Yeppoon
|Under 13||Cap Coast Brothers v Brothers Blue|
|Under 14||Cap Coast Brothers v Brothers Blue|
|Under 15||Cap Coast Brothers v Brothers Blue|
|Under 16||Cap Coast Brothers v Brothers Blue|
|Under 18||Cap Coast Brothers v Brothers Blue|
Friday, February 23 – Gymmy Grounds, North Rockhampton
|Under 13||Norths v Fitzroy|
|Under 14||Norths v Yeppoon|
|Under 15||Norths v Yeppoon|
|Under 16||Norths v Yeppoon|
|Under 18||Norths Blue v Yeppoon|
Friday, February 23 – Bicentennial Oval, Emu Park
|Under 13||Emu Park v Tigers|
|Under 15||Emu Park v Tigers|
|Under 18||Emu Park v Norths White|
Friday, February 23 – Browne Park, Rockhampton
|Under 13||Brothers White v Yeppoon|
|Under 14||Brothers White v Tigers|