The wet conditions didn’t deter a fantastic opening day to this year’s Central Junior Carnival in Bundaberg yesterday.
Heading into Day 2 at Salter Oval today, most fixtures will determine who will be crowned regional champions in each age division.
In the Under 13 Boys Phil Shield Shield, the Sunshine Coast Falcons look set to take this title home, provided they defeat the Wide Bay Bulls today. Should the Bulls upset the Falcons, the Central Queensland Capras could be an outside chance to claim victory should they defeat the Mustangs.
Today's Under 14 Boys game between the Capras and Western Mustangs will determine the winner of the Rex Zeeman Shield. If the match is the draw, the Mustangs will get over the line through for and against.
Much like their Under 14 counterparts, it will also be the match between CQ and the Mustangs in the Under 14 Girls to determine who lifts the Sandra Currie Shield. The Mustangs are ahead by two points and have the superior for and against, so all six points are needed for the Capras to claim the title.
In the Under 16 Boys Darren Lockyer Shield, the Mustangs displayed a masterclass in their only game yesterday and face the red-hot Capras first up this morning. Should they get the win over CQ, all they’ll need to do is win one half against the Falcons in the final game today; however, if the Capras defeat the Mustangs, they’ll claim this year’s title regardless of the final fixture.
All eyes will be on the game between the Capras and Mustangs to all but decide the Under 16 Girls Stephanie Hancock Shield. If CQ win all six available points, the Mustangs’ matchup against the Falcons will be null and void results-wise; however, if the Capras only claim four out of those six points, it will be an all-important finish between Western and Sunshine Coast to determine this year’s titleholder.
DAY 1 RESULTS
UNDER 13 BOYS
WIDE BAY BULLS 22 (Thomas Morcom 3, Nathan Roderick, Kevin Langton tries; Christian Simpson goal) defeated WESTERN MUSTANGS 18 (Tyler Brimblecombe 2, Jordell Hopkins tries; Jordell Hopkins 3 goals)
SUNSHINE COAST FALCONS 12 (Zac Garton, Joshua Palmer, Trey Loomes tries) defeated CENTRAL QUEENSLAND CAPRAS 10 (Maxwell Phineasa-McIntyre, Dylan Streeter tries; Jett Day goal)
CENTRAL QUEENSLAND CAPRAS 12 (Ethan Halberstater, Maxwell Phineasa-McIntyre tries; Isaac Walker, Jett Day goals) defeated WIDE BAY BULLS 4 (Thomas Morcom try)
SUNSHINE COAST FALCONS 18 (Blaine Watson 2, Zac Garton, Ethan Gannon tries; Taij Roberts goal) defeated WESTERN MUSTANGS 10 (Tyler Brimblecombe 2 tries; Jordell Hopkins goal)
|1||Sunshine Coast Falcons||2||0||0||+10||10|
|2||Central Queensland Capras||1||0||1||+6||6|
|3||Wide Bay Bulls||1||0||1||-4||6|
UNDER 14 BOYS
WESTERN MUSTANGS 24 (Lyhkan King-Togia 2, Bailey Nash, Bud Smith tries; Jackson Fo’ou 2 goals) defeated WIDE BAY BULLS 10 (Dominique Sandow 2 tries; Joel Fewquandie goal)
CENTRAL QUEENSLAND CAPRAS 8 (Jaidyn Cody, Tariq Tanner tries) defeated SUNSHINE COAST FALCONS 4 (Timothy Duncan try)
WESTERN MUSTANGS 26 (Harry Eyers 3, Matthew Williams, Jed Zerk tries; Jackson Fo’ou 2, Derrick Craigie goals) defeated SUNSHINE COAST FALCONS 12 (Timothy Duncan, Chase Paterson, Cooper Boes tries)
CENTRAL QUEENSLAND CAPRAS 22 (Tariq Tanner 2, Tyler Peckham-Harris, Lachlan Sweeney tries; Tyler Peckham-Harris 3 goals) defeated WIDE BAY BULLS 8 (Dominique Sandow 2 tries)
|2||Central Queensland Capras||2||0||0||+18||8|
|3||Sunshine Coast Falcons||0||0||2||-18||4|
|4||Wide Bay Bulls||0||0||2||-28||4|
UNDER 14 GIRLS
WESTERN MUSTANGS 30 (Mariah Brown, Bonnie Zappa, Katelyn Collie, Sienna Norris, Matilda Mitchell, Zoe Woods tries; Erin Chandler 3 goals) defeated WIDE BAY BULLS 4 (Hanahlin Whittard try)
SUNSHINE COAST FALCONS 10 (Katelyn Leech, Nancy Sullivan tries; Shannyn Harm goal) drew CENTRAL QUEENSLAND CAPRAS 10 (Leila Murphy, Miah Powell tries; Miah Powell goal)
WESTERN MUSTANGS 8 (Erin Chandler, Mariah Brown tries) defeated SUNSHINE COAST FALCONS 0
CENTRAL QUEENSLAND CAPRAS 22 (Mackayla Oakley, Leila Murphy, Tatijana Sweeney, Sophie Davison tries; Mackayla Champion 2, Miah Powell goals) defeated WIDE BAY BULLS 8 (Savanah Roberts, Hanahlin Whittard tries)
|2||Central Queensland Capras||1||1||0||+14||9|
|3||Sunshine Coast Falcons||0||1||1||-8||4|
|4||Wide Bay Bulls||0||0||2||-40||0|
UNDER 16 BOYS
CENTRAL QUEENSLAND CAPRAS 24 (Jackson Warde 2, Brayden Duffy 2, Ian Akiba tries; Joshua Grange 2 goals) defeated SUNSHINE COAST FALCONS 8 (Lachlan Anderson, Tyler McGoldrick tries)
WESTERN MUSTANGS 44 (Tyson Stevens 3, Jayden Thurston 2, Angus Wright, Blake Cesari, Brock Patti tries; Brayden Paix 5 goals) defeated WIDE BAY BULLS 0
CENTRAL QUEENSLAND CAPRAS 34 (Izaac Jackson 3, Jackson Warde, Tyreese Johnson, Grady Callaghan tries; Joshua Grange 5 goals) defeated WIDE BAY BULLS 16 (Chad Booker-Prater 2, Kynan Hard tries; Matthew Springate 2 goals)
|1||Central Queensland Capras||2||0||0||+30||12|
|3||Sunshine Coast Falcons||0||0||1||-16||0|
|4||Wide Bay Bulls||0||0||2||-58||0|
UNDER 16 GIRLS
WESTERN MUSTANGS 40 (Tahnee Gilkinson 2, Amanda Hinch 2, Alira Gyemore, Brooke Simpkin, Katelyn Anderson, Sophie Klein tries; Georgia Voll 3 goals) defeated WIDE BAY BULLS 6 (Traevonnah Fisher try; Traevonnah Fisher goal)
CENTRAL QUEENSLAND CAPRAS 0 drew SUNSHINE COAST FALCONS 0
CENTRAL QUEENSLAND CAPRAS 40 (Alenna Whipp 2, Olivia Raftos, Britney Hooper, Taiah-Ann Ardley, Lillian Yarrow, Montanna Whipp tries; Delaney Claridge 3, Alenna Whipp goals) defeated WIDE BAY BULLS 6 (Traevonnah Fisher try; Traavonnah Fisher goal)
|1||Central Queensland Capras||1||1||0||+34||9|
|3||Sunshine Coast Falcons||0||1||0||+0||3|
|4||Wide Bay Bulls||0||0||2||-68||0|
DAY 2 DRAW
Sunday, June 9
|TIME||FIELD 1||FIELD 2|
|8.30am||Under 16 Boys||Sunshine Coast Falcons v Wide Bay Bulls||Under 16 Girls||Western Mustangs v Sunshine Coast Falcons|
|9.30am||Under 14 Boys||Sunshine Coast Falcons v Wide Bay Bulls||Under 16 Boys||CQ Capras v Western Mustangs|
|10.30am||Under 13 Boys||Sunshine Coast Falcons v Wide Bay Bulls||Under 14 Boys||CQ Capras v Western Mustangs|
|11.30am||Under 14 Girls||Sunshine Coast Falcons v Wide Bay Bulls||Under 16 Girls||CQ Capras v Western Mustangs|
|12.30pm||Under 16 Girls||Sunshine Coast Falcons v Wide Bay Bulls||Under 13 Boys||CQ Capras v Western Mustangs|
|1.30pm||Under 16 Boys||Western Mustangs v Sunshine Coast Falcons||Under 14 Girls||CQ Capras v Western Mustangs|