The Rugby League Ipswich A Grade Competition got underway last weekend, with Goodna Eagles ending the 17-game winning streak of the defending champion Fassifern Bombers.
The Bombers had not suffered defeat since Round 3 last season en route to a big win in the 2018 grand final, but it was the Eagles who made the biggest statement of the opening round with a 48-12 win.
Raymond Harrison and Sione Piutau both scored doubles in the dominant nine tries to two victory that sees the Eagles take the early competition lead.
Elsewhere in Round 1 action, Brothers Ipswich ran out 28-10 winners over West End Bulldogs and the Swifts Bluebirds defeated Redbank Plains Bears 40-22 with Harold Mosby crossing for a hat-trick. Northern Suburbs Ipswich Tigers had the bye.
Round 2 will feature Brothers Ipswich against the Tigers, Redbank Plains Bears against West End Bulldogs and Goodna Eagles against the Bluebirds with the Bombers having the bye.
Round 1 results
Brothers Ipswich 28 def West End Bulldogs 10
Swifts Bluebirds 40 def Redbank Plains Bears 22
Goodna & Districts Eagles 48 def Fassifern Bombers 12
Northern Suburbs Ipswich Tigers – Bye
|1||Goodna & Districts Eagles||+26||3|
|4||Northern Suburbs Ipswich Tigers||0||3|
|5||Redbank Plains Bears||-18||1|
|6||West End Bulldogs||-18||1|
Round 2 fixtures
Brothers Ipswich vs Northern Suburbs Ipswich Tigers - Saturday March 16 at Blue Ribbon Motors Field, 6pm
Redbank Plains Bears vs West End Bulldogs - Saturday March 16 at Redbank Plains Recreational Reserve, 6pm
Goodna & Districts Eagles vs Swifts Bluebirds - Sunday March 17 at Woogaroo Field, 3pm
Fassifern Bombers, bye
Main Photo: Bruce Clayton Photography