Gladstone’s Kirk Parker during the Gladstone Goats versus Dawson Valley rugby union match at Meteors Sport Park, Gladstone.
Gladstone’s Kirk Parker during the Gladstone Goats versus Dawson Valley rugby union match at Meteors Sport Park, Gladstone. CONTRIBUTED

Goats get off to a good start as union season begins

GLADSTONE Goats launched their rugby union season in style with a 23-5 win over Dawson Valley.

The GRUFC team was so impressive that the only points against it were an intercept try well against the run of play.

Coach Ken Dobson was extremely impressed with his side's ability to control every aspect of the match and make Dawson Valley play right into the hands of the hosts.

"The pleasing thing about the win was that we played a very attractive style," he said.

"We had the ball moving quick and clean from the ruck."

The match was played in front of a healthy crowd which included some juniors who had attended the Rookies2Reds clinic which was held before the senior fixture.

The launch also included a primary school sevens match, labelled a huge success by the local rugby union club.

"We had over 40 kids for the Rookies2Reds clinic, they all enjoyed it, then the sevens games were really good to watch," Dobson said.

The only negative on the day for the Goats was a major injury to Al Vagg, who was taken to hospital with his leg broken in three places.

Dobson had not heard how Vagg was after surgery on the leg but wished his player a speedy recovery from the devastating injury, which prematurely ended the match.



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