Biloela ousted from race
LOCAL teams fought out the semi-finals of the Gladstone Rugby League under-20s competition at Marley Brown Oval yesterday.
In the first match of the day, Tannum played Biloela and recorded an upset 76-10 win.
Biloela coach Michael Morgan said his side had a shortage of players for the match.
“We started off with 12 players and ended up with 11,” he said.
Dean McCulloch was Biloela’s outstanding player of the day.
Brad Heid and Ben Vacararawa each scored a try and Corbin McDonald managed to convert one goal in the loss that has finished off the season for Biloela.
“It’s been a disappointing year for Biloela with a lack of players,” Morgan said.
“I wish Tannum all the best in their play-off with Brothers next week.”
In the second match, Valleys defeated Brothers 44-32 in an exciting game.
Valleys go straight into the grand final now with Tannum and Brothers fighting it out next week for the second spot.
Brothers coach Chris Anderson said Nick Hall and Gerard Tema played outstanding games for Brothers.
“I’d also like to say thanks to the under-18 players who backed us up and jumped in for a second game, they played outstanding as well,” Anderson said.
“We’ve built a pretty solid team this year. We lacked a bit of attitude and defense yesterday, but our attack was excellent and we’ve taken some positives from that.
“We hope to play Valleys another two times this year, in the local grand final and again in the extended league final.”