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Gatton Hawks announced themselves in the TRL premiership with an impressive 44-16 win against Goondiwindi at Gilbert Ovals, Goondiwindi on the weekend.

The game lived up to its "match of the round" status when the Hawks came out of the blocks in the first half and never looked back.

They led 24-6 at half-time and the Boars had no answer.

Tyson White was tremendous, scoring three tries, and he shone above the Goondiwindi flyers.

His determination on the right side troubled Goondiwindi all day. His early second half try was a beauty, with White out-sprinting the Boars' back three.

It was the turning point as he got the Hawks out to a 34-12 lead.

The win was set up by Gatton’s forward pack, especially Tupu Lisate and Fine Fa’ianga.

In fact, there was not a bad player in the Hawks outfit, who went on the field without key players. Isaiah Walden was also good and relished his late call up.

Haydan Lipp did not have to do much as his troops really stood up. Shannon Hicks and Joel Brett also played well as did Luke Self.

But it was their younger players like Kaden Bushe and Nathan Kleidon that showed Gatton's depth was in good hands.

Goondiwindi also went into the match down on troops and it did not help matters when they lost their halfback, Micky Hazard, early in the game. Jed Kindt and Tom Davis tried hard, as did Tom Anderson.

Gatton now host Wattles on Saturday night in a top-of-the-table clash.

Their women's team also notched up a win, remaining undefeated for season 2022 and at the top of the TRL Women's ladder.

Main image: Gatton player Kayla Maddy eludes Goondiwindi player Jessica Sampson. Photo: Andrew O'Brien/QRL

Gatton 44 (Tyson White 3, Isaiah Walden 2, Kaden Bushe, Tupu Lisate, Christian Prince tries Haydan Lipp 6 goals) def Goondiwindi 16 (Malcolm McGrady, Connor Clement, Tom Davis tries Chris Woodbridge 3 goals)

Webcke Price Medal points: 3 Tyson White (Gatton), 2 Tupu Lasati (Gatton), 1 Tom Davis (Goondiwindi)

Reserve Grade: Goondiwindi 22 def Gatton 12

Women: Gatton 28 def Goondiwindi 8

Toowoomba Round 8 results

Highfields Eagles v Toowoomba Brothers

Highfields 50 (Josh Keoller 3, Tom Hatch 2, Brenton Clement 2, Jacob Mouatt, Josh Fanning tries Josh Fanning 6, Cory McGrady goals) def Brothers 0

Webcke Price Medal points: 3 Cory McGrady (Highfields), 2 Carl Clement (Highfields), 1 Josh Keoller (Highfields)

Reserve Grade: Highfields 58 def Brothers 14

Women: Brothers 22 def Highfields 6

Under 19: Highfields 40 def Brothers 10

Pittsworth Danes v Oakey Bears

Pittsworth 16 (Jacob Little 2, Tom O’Sullivan tries Jake Johnston 2 goals) def Oakey 14 (Flynn Kaiser Capewell, Dylan Adamson, Dylan Court tries Dylan Adamson goal)

Webcke Price Medal points: 3 Jacob Little (Pittsworth), 2 Jazz Namana (Oakey), 1 Tom O’Sullivan (Pittsworth)

Reserve Grade: Pittsworth 32 def Oakey 0

Women: Oakey 24 d. Pittsworth 4

Under 19: Pittsworth 28 d. Oakey 12

Wattles Warriors v Dalby Diehards

Wattles 20 (Aaron Hooper 2, Mitch Duff, Jordan Crocker tries Matt Duggan 2 goals) def Dalby 16 ( Sam Fermor, Billy Jackwitz, Travis Babington tries Alex Dunemann 2 goals)

Webcke Price Medal points: 3 Kai Duggan (Wattles), 2 Sam Fermor (Dalby), 1 Matt Duggan (Wattles)

Reserve Grade: Wattles 24 def Dalby 0

Under 19: Dalby 38 def Wattles 4

Southern Suburbs Tigers v Newtown Lions

Souths 18 (Jack Pike 2, Braith Ashurst, Shaun Elliott, Wade Austin, Blake Lollback, Kyle Petersen, Tate McCormick tries Ben Howard 2, Ben Cook goals) defeated Newtown 4 (Jeff Lingwoodock try)

Webcke Price Medal points: 3 Jock Waters (Souths), 2 Riley Wilson (Souths), 1 Riley Halpin (Newtown)

Reserve Grade: Souths 36 def Newtown 16

Toowoomba Valleys Roosters v Warwick Cowboys

Valleys 34 (Brendan Saltner 2, Alex Hinch 2, Patrick O’Callaghan, Travis Turnbull, Angus Taylor, tries Travis Turnbull 3 goals) defeated Warwick 4 (Mitch Watson, Tyrelle Ross, Mick Bloomfield tries Mick Bloomfield 2 goals)

Webcke Price Medal points: 3 Hugh Sedger (Valleys), 2 Mitch Wilson (Warwick), 1 Travis Turnbull

Reserve Grade: Valleys 35 def Warwick 32

Under 19: Valleys 22 def Warwick 10

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