Footy rivals fall out at pub, bags dumped along highway

AN IMPROMPTU beer on neutral territory between rival footy clubs has ended in a police report, Facebook accusations and possessions scattered along the Bruce Hwy.

Boyne Island Tannum Sands Saints and Glenmore Bulls Aussie rules players were in celebratory moods after winning matches over the weekend.

On the drive home, the teams found themselves at Raglan Tavern, halfway between Rockhampton and Gladstone, at the same time.

Glenmore's Wayne Redsell said the two teams shared a "good couple of beers" but there was no sign of any bad words or heated exchanges.

But then one of his teammates couldn't find his bag in the trailer, and he noticed another two missing.

Wallets, phones, sporting gear and even a wedding ring had gone.

"We looked around in case it was a prank. We looked in the scrub and on the roof," he said.

"But we couldn't find them anywhere."

A passing motorist, who has an association with another Aussie rules club, noticed a pile of bags scattered along the roadside near Ambrose. She contacted the Bulls.

Bulls players have since taken to Facebook accusing a Saints player of taking their belongings.

One post read: "What was done was pathetic. When I drove down all I found was a club shirt. I hope they get in big trouble."

Another read: "Show them on the field this week boys."

BITS club president Andrew McMahon wouldn't comment on the incident, saying it was under police investigation, although we understand Gladstone Police are still yet to assign the case to an investigating officer.

AFL Capricornia president John Round was also hesitant to talk but said if the police investigation found players guilty, the individual clubs would take action.

"It's been 12-14 years since we have had an off-field drama of that sort," he said.

"We are passionate about the game but the laws of the land have to be abided by."

Mr Round said a lot of time was spent promoting AFL as a family sport.

Traditionally the clubs have great camaraderie, he said.

"(On the field) they are not out there to do damage to one another. They usually get along and have a few quiet drinks with each other after the game," he said.

In a twist that should make this Saturday's round of play extremely interesting, the two sides are due to meet at 2.15pm at Boyne Island oval.

Both sides appear to have been encouraging members to settle the issue on the field.

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