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Statewide score wrap: Emus' special day inspires united effort for big results

Emu Park's A grade teams took inspiration from Anzac commemorations to rise to hard-fought wins in the Rockhampton A grade competition on Sunday.

The Emus have become known for their annual event - an extension of the community's commemorations president Jason Field said was well supported by the locals and created fantastic atmosphere.

"It was a great day, a lot of ANZACs and the Emu Park RSL was involved and supported the club again," he said.

"We're just a small community and we get around everything. Anzac Day at Emu Park is very big, (the town) has a beautiful monument thanks to the local Livingstone Shire Council and I think they get about 5000 people to our dawn service, which is massive for the region.

Emu Park women won 8-0 over Brothers. Photo: George Vartabedian Photographist
Emu Park women won 8-0 over Brothers. Photo: George Vartabedian Photographist

"I think because of that and the community being involved in the marches from kids coming through, it's just something we wanted to continue as a club to support.

"The guys from the RSL love being involved and getting around it and around the footy club and watching the guys play, so there's respect both ways in terms of supporting each other and especially what they did for the community and the country."

After a morning of the club's growing junior talent on show, Emu Park's women started the senior footy off with an 8-0 shutout of Brothers Rockhampton.

The day came to a crescendo with the men's game, which ended in a 34-20 win to the home side. 

Emu Park men won 34-20 over a talented Brothers side. Photo: George Vartabedian Photographist
Emu Park men won 34-20 over a talented Brothers side. Photo: George Vartabedian Photographist

Field said he had never seen such togetherness from the men's A grade team as he did on Saturday, driving the result.

"There were a lot of good players. It was probably the best team effort I've seen them play together as a unit, so I was very proud of them all," he said.

"The club and the players really get around it and I think you could see their fight and their grit at points where they banded together and come through the back end with that effort that got us the win.

"I was super proud of them and I just said to them after the game it's probably the best we've played as a team for the whole 80 minutes, especially knowing the side we were coming up against was a very good side."

Field said if the teams kept that up, there was no reason they couldn't dream of going one step further in 2024 and avenging for their respective grand final defeats last season.

The Rockhampton senior competitions will pause over the coming long weekend for the annual Reef v Beef representative clash, which will go a long way to deciding who will make the cut for the Rockhampton Rustlers at the XXXX 47th Battalion carnival in July.

QRL Central region

Rockhampton Rugby League Men's A grade Premiership

Round 4 results

Brothers Gladstone 28 drew with Yeppoon Seagulls 28

Emu Park Emus 34 def Brothers Rockhampton 20

Valleys Gladstone 36 def Tannum Sands Seagulls 4


Rockhampton Rugby League Intersport Yeppoon Women's Premiership

Round 4 results

Valleys Gladstone 14 def Tannum Sands Seagulls 12

Emu Park Emus 8 def Brothers Rockhampton 0

Norths Chargers 18 def Fitzroy/Gracemere Sharks 14


Central Highlands Emerald Industrial Supplies Men's A grade

Round 4 results

Middlemount Panthers 36 def Emerald Brothers 34

Dysart Bulls 26 def Clermont Bears 16

Emerald Tigers 30 def Blackwater Crushers 22

Springsure Mountain Men 28 def Peak Downs Pirates 22


Central West Rugby League Wellshot Hotel Men's A grade

Round 4 results

Blackall Magpies 34 def Longreach-Ilfracombe Tigers 14

Barcaldine Sandgoannas 28 def Winton Diamantina Devils 16


Roma District Rugby League Men's A grade

Round 3 results

Taroom-Wandoan Battlers 16 def Wallumbilla-Surat Red Bulls 13

Mitchell Magpies 58 def Chinchilla Bulldogs 0

Roma Cities 40 def St George Dragons 16

*Updated ladder not available

Sunshine Coast Gympie Rugby League Men's A grade

Round 3 results

Noosa Pirates 42 def Caboolture Snakes 18

Beerwah Bulldogs 24 def Maroochydore Swans 18

Caloundra Sharks 30 def Coolum Colts 16

Stanley Rivers Wolves 12 def Kawana Dolphins 8


Sunshine Coast Gympie Rugby League Open Women

Round 5 results

Caboolture Snakes 20 def Noosa Pirates 12

Maroochydore Swans 66 def Beerwah Bulldogs 4

Kawana Dolphins 14 def Caloundra Sharks 10


South Burnett Rugby League Men's A grade

Round 1 results

Kingaroy Red Ants 42 def Wondai Wolves 26

Nanango Stags 18 def Cherbourg Hornets 6


*Updated ladder not available

Toowoomba Rugby League Hutchison Builders Men's A grade

Round 3 results

Dalby Diehards 52 def Goondiwindi Boars 10

Warwick Cowboys 50 def Highfields Eagles 10

Wattles Warriors 50 def Toowoomba Brothers 8

Gatton Hawks 58 def Oakey Bears 0

Pittsworth Danes 24 def Newtown Lions 16

Valleys Roosters 56 def Southern Suburbs Tigers 10


Toowoomba Rugby League Toowoomba Sports Club Women's

Round 3 results

Gatton Hawks 28 def Oakey Bears 8

Valleys Roosters 32 def Southern Suburbs Tigers 0


Bundaberg Broadcasters Men's A grade

Round 3 results

Past Brothers 26 def Wallaroos 18

Wests Panthers 34 def Hervey Bay Seagulls 18

Waves Tigers 64 def Easts Magpies 4


Central Burnett Rugby League Titan Industries Men's A grade

Round 2 results

Monto Roos 22 def Mundubbera Tigers 10

Eidsvold Eagles 110 def Gayndah Gladiators 0


*Updated ladder not available

QRL South East region

Brisbane Rugby League Premier A grade

Round 4 results

West Brisbane Panthers 40 def Souths Juniors 20

Carina Tigers 40 def Beenleigh Pride 20

Wynnum Manly Juniors 54 def Normanby Hounds 10

Bulimba Bulldogs 32 def Brighton Roosters 16

Redcliffe Juniors 22 def Valleys Diehards 20


Rugby League Gold Coast Men's A grade

Round 2 results

Currumbin Eagles 36 def Tugun Seahawks 30

Runaway Bay Seagulls 30 drew with Helensvale Hornets 30

Southport Tigers 34 def Burleigh Bears 4


South East Premier Grade Women 

Round 2 results

Goodna Eagles 48 def Burleigh Bears 6

Currumbin Eagles 40 def Valleys Diehards 8

Mustangs Brothers 34 def Runaway Bay Seagulls 10

Pine Central Holy Spirit Hornets 24 def Aspley Devils 6

Waterford Demons 38 def Beenleigh Pride 4


Ipswich Jets A Grade Cup

Round 3 results

Redbank Plains Bears 36 def Norths Tigers 12

Fassifern Bombers 38 def West End Bulldogs 14

*Ipswich Jets v Swifts to be played on May 5


QRL North region

FNQRL Men's A grade

Round 6 results

Ivanhoes KNights 24 def Mossman-Port Douglas Sharks 22

Mareeba Gladiators 24 drew with Southern Suburbs Cockatoos 24

Yarrabah Seahawks 34 def Atherton Roosters 26

Cairns Kangaroos 40 def Tully Tigers 18

Edmonton Storm 46 def Innisfail Leprechauns 12


FNQRL Open Women

Round 6 results

Atherton Roosters 20 def Yarrabah Seahawks 14

Cairns Kangaroos 28 def Edmonton Storm 12


Mount Isa Rugby League Men's A grade

Round 7 results

Wanderers 24 drew with Townies 24


Mount Isa Rugby League Women's A grade

Round 5 results

Wranglers 16 def Cloncurry Eagles 8


Rugby League Townsville and District Men's A grade

Round 4 results

Souths Bulls 46 def Burdekin Roosters 20

Centrals Tigers 38 def Norths Devils 20]

Herbert River Crushers 32 def Western Lions 14

Brothers Townsville 42 def Charters Towers Miners 12


Rugby League Townsville and District Open Women

Round 4 results

Western Lions 42 def Herbert River Crushers 12

Brothers Townsville 36 def Charters Towers Miners 4

Centrals Tigers 74 def Norths Devils 0


Rugby League Mackay and District Men's A grade

Round 3 results

Moranbah Miners 28 def Whitsunday Brahmans 0

Wests Tigers 23 def Souths Sharks 16

Mackay Magpies 60 def Carltons Devils 0

Mackay Brothers 36 def Sarina Crocodiles 0



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