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The Wranglers after winning the 2022 women's premiership. Photo: Wranglers WRLC Inc. Facebook

An undefeated Mt Isa Wranglers and a determined Mt Isa Wanderers have claimed the region’s 2022 women’s and men’s premierships.

The two seasons came to an end on Saturday, July 16, in a double header at Alec Inch Oval.

The Wranglers – who have gone unbeaten all season – claimed a 36-0 victory over Brothers in the women’s draw, while Wanderers fought until the dying minutes for their 28-16 win against Townies.

Wranglers coach, Col Ryder, said his team had been the best all season long and deserved the trophy.

However, after also going undefeated in season 2021 before losing the premiership match to the Wanderers, they never got ahead of themselves in their 2022 campaign.

“This is their second full season,” Ryder, who is in his first year with the Wranglers, said.

“They have a really good core ... there’s 22 or 24 registered players we had on the books and it’s a really good group.

“They’re all very keen on rugby league. A few of them played junior league, but a lot have never played before.

“Watching last year, you could see all the potential in the world, but not a lot of focus on the basic skill sets. We worked really, really hard on those basic skill sets all year and they have improved out of sight.

“They’re so easy to coach because they just want to learn and they want to play.

“Our whole game is based on defence and we played almost a perfect defensive game on the weekend. The other team didn’t score.”

The Wranglers after winning the 2022 women's premiership. Photo: Wranglers WRLC Inc. Facebook
The Wranglers after winning the 2022 women's premiership. Photo: Wranglers WRLC Inc. Facebook

Ryder initially got involved with the Wranglers women’s team as his daughter, Gracie Ryder, also played.

However, this year she has been busy with her police rugby league duties, which has seen her earn selection in the Australian Police representative team.

But even with his daughter’s absence, Ryder was incredibly proud of his players.

“We have some real talent there,” Ryder said.

“I told them that I consider Wranglers, with the way they’re run and how they present themselves in the public, to be like the pioneers of women’s rugby league out here.

“They’re a very close-knit bunch of girls. I was just so proud of them. I know they want to be better and that’s what we try to do. It’s about making better players and then the premierships and all that come from that.”

Meanwhile, men’s Wanderers coach Tim O’Sullivan said he was proud of the hard work and effort his team put into their season to get their second premiership in three years.

He said it was a tight match between the two sides, with O’Sullivan unable to breathe a sigh of relief until Tyson Kahukiwa crossed with four minutes left on the clock.

A victorious Wanderers men's team. Photo: Wanderers Facebook.
A victorious Wanderers men's team. Photo: Wanderers Facebook.

“It’s very tough in Mt Isa because the mines have gone to week on, week off rosters,” O’Sullivan said.

“A lot of organisation goes into getting the boys on the field. Sometimes you have blokes who can’t train but can play and vice versa.

“The logistics of it all is pretty tough in trying to get your best team on the paddock. We can be light on numbers.

“Winning a grand final … it does make it worthwhile.

“The boys sacrifice a fair bit. Some of them try to get work off early or work on the Saturday afternoon, come play a game, go back to work on Sunday.

“A lot of hard work and effort goes into it so it’s always good to get that premiership.”

Full scores and information for all Queensland A Grade competitions for the weekend July 15-17 are below.

South East region

BRL Premier A Grade

Round 14 results 

Wests Brisbane Panthers 24 def Normanby Hounds 18
Bulimba Bulldogs 82 def Souths Junior Magpies 4
Wynnum Juniors 24 def Carina Tigers 20
Valleys Diehards 28 def Brighton Roosters 22
Beenleigh Pride 36 def Pine Rivers Bears 20

# Team P W L D B +/- Pts
1 West Brisbane Panthers 13 13 0 0 0 260 39
2 Bulimba Bulldogs 13 11 2 0 0 280 35
3 Pine Rivers Bears 13 7 5 1 0 100 28
4 Beenleigh Pride 13 7 5 1 0 42 28
5 Valleys Diehards 13 7 6 0 0 18 27
6 Wynnum Juniors 13 7 6 0 0 -16 27
7 Brighton Roosters 13 5 8 0 0 20 23
8 Normanby Hounds 13 4 9 0 0 -160 21
9 Carina Tigers 13 2 11 0 0 -214 17
10 Souths Junior 13 1 12 0 0 -330 15

QTOP Premiership - Gold Coast

Round 14 results 

Burleigh Bears 36 def Runaway Bay Seagulls 4
Tugun Seahawks 52 def Ormeau Shearers 6
Mudgeeraba Redbacks 30 def Currumbin Eagles 22
Southport Tigers 52 def Helensvale Hornets 16

Ladder has not been updated. Table below is as it stands after Round 13.

# Team P W L D B +/- Pts
Burleigh Bears 12 9 3 0 0 97 30
2 Tugun Seahawks 13 8 5 0 0 92 29
3 Southport Tigers 12 8 4 0 0 130 28
4 Mudgeeraba Redbacks 11 7 3 1 0 121 26
5 Runaway Bay Seagulls 11 6 5 0 0 -2 23
6 Ormeau Shearers 13 5 8 0 0 -53 23
7 Currumbin Eagles 12 3 9 0 0 -90 18
8 Helensvale Hornets 12 1 10 1 0 -295 15

A Grade Premiership – Ipswich

Round 13 results

Redbank Plains Bears 44 def Goodna Eagles 10
Norths Tigers 38 def Fassifern Bombers 8
Swifts Bluebirds 42 def Brothers Ipswich 16

# Team P W L D B +/- Pts
1 Swifts Bluebirds 11 11 0 0 0 254 22
2 Redbank Plains Bears 11 5 5 0 1 58 12
3 Brothers Ipswich 11 5 5 0 1 16 12
4 Norths Tigers 11 6 5 0 0 -38 12
5 Fassifern Bombers 11 2 8 0 1 -94 6
6 Goodna Eagles 8 1 7 0 0 -196 2

South East Women's Holcim Cup

Round 10 results

Valleys Diehards 22 def Wynnum Manly Juniors 8
Ormeau Shearers 24 def Goodna Eagles 4
Runaway Bay def Waterford/Logan Brothers (forfeit)

Ladder has not been updated. Table below is as it stands after Round 9.

# Team P W L D B +/- Pts
1 Goodna Eagles 9 6 2 1 0 130 22
2 Valleys Diehards 9 6 2 0 0 144 20
3 Ormeau Shearers 9 5 3 1 0 66 20
4 Runaway Bay Seagulls 9 4 3 2 0 18 19
5 Wynnum Manly Juniors 9 4 4 0 0 -72 16
6 Waterford / Logan Brothers 9 0 8 0 0 -286 9

Central region

4BU/HITZ FM Bundaberg A Grade Premiership

Round 15 results

Past Brothers Bundaberg 40 def Waves Tigers 18
Hervey Bay Seagulls 94 def Maryborough Wallaroos 0
East Magpies 26 def West Panthers 22

# Team P W L D B +/- Pts
1 Waves Tigers 14 10 3 1 0 140 21
2 Hervey Bay Seagulls 14 8 3 2 0 290 19
3 Past Brothers Bundaberg 14 7 6 1 0 20 15
4 East Magpies 14 6 6 1 0 22 14
5 West Panthers 14 5 8 0 0 -54 11
6 Wallaroos Maryborough 14 1 11 1 0 -418 4

Central Highlands Fair Dinkum Fresh Women’s Premiership

Round 11 results

Blackwater Crushettes 76 def Emerald Brothers 12
Bluff Rabbitohs 38 def Emerald Tigers 30

# Team P W L D B +/- Pts
1 Blackwater Crushettes 11 9 2 0 0 238 18
2 Bluff Rabbitohs 11 6 4 1 0 66 13
3 Emerald Tigers 11 5 5 1 0 2 11
4 Emerald Brothers 11 1 10 0 0 -306 2

Central Highlands Emerald Industrial Supplies Men's Premiership

Round 14 results

Blackwater Crushers 30 def Middlemount Panthers 22
Clermont Bears 16 def Springsure Mountain Men 14
Dysart Bulls 38 def Emerald Tigers 0
Bluff Rabbitohs 36 def Emerald Brothers 22

# Team P W L D B +/- Pts
1 Dysart Bulls 14 13 1 0 0 530 26
2 Clermont Bears  14 12 2 0 0 260 24
3 Springsure Mountain Men 14 11 3 0 0 166 22
4 Emerald Tigers  14 6 7 1 0 -20 13
5 Emerald Brothers 14 4 10 0 0 -168 8
6 Bluff Rabbitohs 14 4 9 1 0 -84 7
7 Blackwater Crushers 14 3 11 0 0 -444 6
8 Middlemount Panthers 14 2 12 0 0 -240 4

Hutchinson Builders Toowoomba Men’s Premiership

Round 13 results

Wattles Warriors 114 def Newtown Lions 0
Gatton Hawks 60 def Toowoomba Brothers 6
Toowoomba Valleys Roosters 28 def Dalby Diehards 18
Goondiwindi Boars 38 def Warwick Cowboys 26
Highfields Eagles 48 def Pittsworth Danes 10
Oakey Bears 50 def Southern Suburbs Tigers 18

# Team P W L D B +/- Pts
1 Gatton Hawks 13 10 2 0 0 368 21
2 Wattles Warriors 13 10 2 0 0 341 21
3 Highfields Eagles 13 10 2 0 0 327 21
4 Goondiwindi Boars 13 9 3 0 0 204 19
5 Dalby Diehards 13 9 3 0 0 140 19
6 Warwick Cowboys  13 7 5 0 0 150 15
7 Toowoomba Valleys Roosters 13 7 5 0 0 84 15
8 Oakey Bears 13 3 9 0 0 -140 7
9 Southern Suburbs Tigers 13 3 9 0 0 -254 7
10 Pittsworth Danes 13 2 10 0 0 -154 5
11 Toowoomba Brothers 13 2 10 0 0 -192 5
12 Newtown Lions 13 0 12 0 0 -874 1

Toowoomba Sports Club Women's Premiership

Round 13 results

Toowoomba Valleys Roosters 42 def Dalby Diehards 8
Gatton Hawks def Toowoomba Brothers (forfeit)
Highfields Eagles 10 def Pittsworth Danes 0
Byes: Oakey Bears, Newtown Lions, Goondiwindi Boars

Ladder has not been updated. Table below is as it stands after Round 12.

# Team P W L D B +/- Pts
1 Gatton Hawks 9 9 0 0 0 344 18
2 Newtown Lions 9 7 1 0 0 234 15
3 Oakey Bears 9 5 3 0 0 62 11
4 Goondiwindi Boars 9 5 4 0 0 -14 10
5 Toowoomba Valleys Roosters 9 4 3 0 0 68 9
6 Dalby Diehards 9 2 6 0 0 -116 5
7 Toowoomba Brothers 9 2 6 0 0 -188 5
8 Highfields Eagles 9 1 6 0 0 -116 3
9 Pittsworth Danes 9 1 7 0 0 -274 2

Maudsley Excavations Cup Men - Sunshine Coast

Round 13 results

Beerwah Bulldogs 26 def Caboolture Snakes 4
Calundra Sharks 42 def Gympie Devils 22
Maroochydore Swans 32 def Nambour Crushers 16
Kawana Dolphins 50 def Noosa Pirates 4

Ladder has not been updated. Table below is as it stands after Round 12.

# Team P W L D B +/- Pts
1 Maroochydore Swans 11 9 0 2 0 192 42
2 Kawana Dolphins 11 9 2 0 0 175 38
3 Beerwah Bulldogs 11 7 4 0 0 107 30
4 Noosa Pirates 11 5 5 1 0 -32 24
5 Caboolture Snakes 11 3 6 2 0 -11 18
6 Caloundra Sharks 10 3 6 1 0 -68 18
7 Gympie Devils 10 2 8 0 0 -186 12
8 Nambour Crushers 11 2 9 0 0 -177 10

Maudsley Excavations Cup Women – Sunshine Coast

Round 13 results

Caboolture Snakes 40 def Beerwah Bulldogs 6
Caloundra Sharks 54 def Gympie Devils 0
Kawana Dolphins 36 def Noosa Pirates 4
Bye: Nambour Crushers

# Team P W L D B +/- Pts
1 Caloundra Sharks 12 9 1 0 2 286 44
2 Kawana Dolphins 13 10 2 0 1 260 44
3 Caboolture Snakes 12 7 3 0 2 190 36
4 Beerwah Bulldogs 12 6 4 0 2 -22 32
5 Noosa Pirates 12 4 6 0 2 -28 24
6 Gympie Devils 12 0 10 0 2 -286 8
7 Nambour Crushers 12 0 10 0 2 -400 8

Rockhampton Rugby League

Round 12 results

Fitroy / Gracemere Sharks 38 def Valleys Diehards 34
Norths Chargers 39 def Gladstone Brothers 22
Rockhampton Brothers 54 def Tannum Sands Seagulls 2
Yeppoon Seagulls 36 def Emu Park Emus 6

Ladder has not been updated. Table below is as it stands after Round 10.

# Team P W L D B +/- Pts
1 Yeppoon Seagulls 7 6 0 1 0 130 14
2 Fitzroy / Gracemere Sharks 8 6 2 0 0 59 12
3 Emu Park Emus 7 5 2 0 0 59 11
4 Norths Chargers 8 5 3 0 0 26 10
5 Rockhampton Brothers 8 4 3 1 0 96 9
6 Gladstone Valleys Diehards 8 3 5 0 0 -96 6
7 Gladstone Brothers 9 1 8 0 0 -94 2
8 Tannum Sands Seagulls 7 0 7 0 0 -144 0

Rockhampton Rugby League Women’s

Round 12 results

Gladstone Wallaby RLFC 50 def Norths Chargers 8
Rockhampton Brothers 38 def Tannum Sands Seagulls 4
Emu Parks Emus def Yeppoon Seagulls (forfeit)
Bye: Fitzroy/Gracemere Sharks

Ladder has not been updated. Table below is as it stands after Round 10.

# Team P W L D B +/- Pts
1 Emu Park Emus 7 6 0 1 0 140 13
2 Rockhampton Brothers 7 5 1 1 0 150 11
3 Yeppoon Seagulls  8 4 4 0 0 78 8
4 Gladstone Wallaby RLFC 9 4 5 0 0 -54 8
5 Fitzroy / Gracemere Sharks 7 3 4 0 0 -16 6
6 Tannum Sands Seagulls 6 2 4 0 0 -50 4
7 Norths Chargers 6 0 6 0 0 -248 0

Northern District Rugby League

Round 12 results

Miriam Vale Magpies def South Kolan Sharks (forfeit)
Avondale Tigers 26 def Gin Gin Hawks 22

Ladder has not been updated. Table below is as it stands after Round 11.

# Team P W L D B +/- Pts
1 Miriam Vale Magpies 9 7 1 1 0 144 15
2 South Kolan Sharks 9 5 2 2 0 26 12
3 Gin Gin Hawks 9 2 6 1 0 0 5
4 Avondale Tigers 9 2 7 0 0 -170 4

Central West Rugby League

Round 10 results

Barcaldine Sandgoannas 46 def Winton Diamantina Devils 20
Longreach / Ilfracombe Tigers 26 def Blackall Magpies 6
Bye: Alpha Brumbies

# Teams P W L D B +/- Pts
1 Longreach / Ilfracombe Tigers 8 6 2 0 2 96 12
2 Blackall Magpies 8 5 3 0 2 38 10
3 Winton Diamantina Devils 8 4 4 0 2 -2 8
4 Barcaldine Sandgoannas 8 4 4 0 2 -33 8
5 Alpha Brumbies 8 1 7 0 2 -99 2

Roma and District Rugby League

Round 12 results

Roma Cities Gladiators 34 def Chinchilla 12
Wallumbilla / Surat Red Bulls 20 def Miles Devils 6
St George Saints v Western Ringers cancelled
Bye: Mitchell Magpies

# Team P W L D B +/- Pts
1 Roma Cities Gladiators 11 11 0 0 0 328 44
2 Wallumbilla / Surat Red Bulls 10 6 3 1 0 81 26
3 Mitchell Magpies 10 6 4 0 0 110 24
4 St George Saints 10 4 3 3 0 39 22
5 Chinchilla Bulldogs 10 5 5 0 0 32 20
6 Miles Devils 10 1 9 0 0 -176 4
7 Western Ringers 11 0 9 2 0 -396 4

South Burnett Rugby League

Bye round

Ladder as it stands after Round 10.

# Team P W L D B +/- Pts
1 Murgon Mustangs 7 6 1 0 0 32 12
2 Nanango Stags 7 5 2 0 0 80 10
3 Cherbourg Hornets 7 3 4 0 0 -120 6
4 Kingaroy Red Ants 7 2 5 0 0 46 4
5 Wondai Wolves 8 2 6 0 0 -50 4

Central Burnett Rugby League

Bye round

Ladder as it stands after Round 6.

# Team P W L D B +/- Pts
1 Gayndah Gladiators  4 3 1 0 2 76 10
2 Monto Roos 4 2 2 0 2 -58 8
3 Mundubbera Tigers 4 1 3 0 2 -18 6

North region

CDRL A Grade

Round 14 results

Innisfail Brothers 40 def Ivanhoe Knights 18
Edmonton Storm 30 def Southern Suburbs Cockatoos 24
Yarrabah Seahawks 50 def Tully Tigers 30
Cairns Brothers 46 def Mareeba Gladiators 14
Cairns Kangaroos 32 def Atherton Roosters 24
Bye: Mossman Sharks

# Team P W L D B +/- Pts
1 Mossman Sharks 12 10 2 0 2 154 24
2 Cairns Brothers 13 10 3 0 1 182 22
3 Innisfail Brothers 13 10 3 0 1 148 22
4 Atherton Roosters 12 8 4 0 2 148 20
5 Cairns Kangaroos 12 8 4 0 2 50 20
6 Ivanhoe Knights 12 7 5 0 2 64 18
7 Yarrabah Seahawks 12 4 8 0 2 -100 12
8 Southern Suburbs Cockatoos 13 4 9 0 1 -66 10
9 Tully Tigers 14 4 10 0 0 -139 8
10 Mareeba Gladiators 12 1 11 0 2 -291 6
11 Edmonton Storm 13 3 10 0 1 -150 0

Mackay Men

Round 12 results

Souths Sharks 20 def Moranbah Miners 12
Whitsunday Brahmans 16 def Mackay Brothers 10
Carltons Devils 40 def Sarina Crocs 22
Wests Tigers 24 def Mackay Magpies 16

Ladder has not been updated. Table below is as it stands after Round 11.

# Team P W L D B +/- Pts
1 Mackay Magpies 11 8 3 0 0 112 16
2 Wests Tigers 11 7 3 1 0 28 15
3 Carltons Devils 11 7 4 0 0 75 14
4 Mackay Brothers 11 6 4 1 0 30 13
5 Souths Sharks 11 4 7 0 0 -36 8
6 Whitsunday Brahmans 11 4 7 0 0 -116 8
7 Sarina Crocs 11 3 7 1 0 -16 7
8 Moranbah Miners 11 2 6 3 0 -77 7

Mackay Women

Round 12 results

Carltons Devils 42 def Sarina Crocs 8
Byes: Mackay Magpies, Moranbah Miners, Mackay Brothers

Ladder has not been updated. Table below is as it stands after Round 11.

# Team P W L D B +/- Pts
1 Mackay Magpies 6 6 0 0 5 192 22
2 Mackay Brothers 7 6 1 0 4 60 20
3 Carltons Devils 5 2 3 0 5 56 14
4 Moranbah Miners 6 1 5 0 4 -86 10
5 Sarina Crocs 6 0 6 0 5 -182 10

Townsville District Rugby League Men

Round 12 results

Centrals ASA Tigers 22 def Burdekin Roosters 18
Townsville Brothers 20 def Charters Towers Miners 12
Western Lions 24 def Norths Devils 22
Bye: Herbert River Crushers

Ladder has not been updated. Table below is as it stands after Round 11.

# Team P W L D B +/- Pts
1 Townsville Brothers 11 8 2 0 1 194 18
2 Herbert River Crushers 11 8 2 0 1 80 18
3 Western Lions 12 5 5 0 2 6 14
4 Burdekin Roosters 11 4 5 0 2 -28 12
5 Charters Towers Miners 10 4 4 1 1 62 11
6 Centrals ASA Tigers 11 4 6 0 1 -66 10
7 Norths Devils 12 0 9 1 2 -248 5

Townsville District Rugby League Women

Round 12 results

Burdekin Roosters 26 def Centrals ASA Tigers 16
Charters Towers Miners def Townsville Brothers (forfeit)
Western Lions 52 def Norths Devils 6
Bye: Herbert River Crushers

Ladder has not been updated. Table below is as it stands after Round 11.

# Team P W L D B +/- Pts
1 Burdekin Roosters 11 9 0 0 2 220 22
2 Herbert River Crushers 11 7 3 0 1 26 16
3 Western Lions 11 5 4 0 2 82 14
4 Centrals ASA Tigers 11 6 4 0 1 72 14
5 Charters Towers Miners 11 4 5 0 2 -66 10
6 Norths Devils 11 1 8 0 2 -136 6
7 Townsville Brothers 11 1 9 0 1 -198 4

Mount Isa Rugby League

Grand final

Mt Isa Wanderers 28 def Mt Isa Townies 16

Mount Isa Rugby League Women

Grand final

Mt Isa Wranglers 36 def Mt Isa Brothers 0

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