Sands brushed aside

IN ROUND 18 of the CQ Challenge Cup, Rockhampton Brothers took on Gladstone Brothers, Tannum Sands played Biloela and Wallabys came up against CQU Norths.

In other matches Fitzroy/Gracemere took on Valleys at Browne Park and Yeppoon had a bye.

Tannum Sands A grade coach Wes Hallam said it was a good day for Tannum Sands, with all three grades scoring a win.

Tannum Sands A grade defeated Biloela 34-8 at Dennis Park on Saturday.

Biloela started well with an early lead of 4-0 but Tannum Sands bounced back with a 16-4 lead at half-time.

Callum Wilson, Zac Beers and Callum Coughlin were all outstanding players for Tannum Sands along with the whole forward pack.

Tannum Sands have now made it through to the local finals next weekend against Gladstone Brothers in all three grades.

However, they missed out on the Challenge Cup Finals by two points after Wallabys won their match last night placing them in fourth position on the CQ Challenge Cup ladder.

“It will be a tough task for Tannum Sands next weekend against Gladstone Brothers in the local semi-final,” Hallam said.

Wallabys defeated CQU Norths 40-36 in a tight contest at Marley Brown Oval on Saturday.

Wallabys coach Danny McAllister said his team was extremely lucky to get the win.

“It was 36-all with only a few seconds of the game left when we scored another try,” McAllister said.

“A draw would not have given us enough points to make the finals but the win has placed us in fourth position and into the CQ Challenge Cup finals.”

Wallabys have also made it into third place for the finals next weekend.

Justin Fawkes scored the winning try for Wallabys in the dying seconds.

“We are going to have to play much better to score a win in the finals but I’m sure we can do it,” McAllister said.

Rockhampton Brothers and Gladstone Brothers fought it out at Victoria Park yesterday with Rockhampton Brothers winning 62-28.

Gladstone Brothers coach Mark Graham said his team tried hard.

Jamie Russo, Luke Vella, Brad Green and Col Hill were all outstanding players for Gladstone Brothers.

Gladstone Brothers are now in the number one position for the finals next weekend at Marley Brown Oval.

In the last match of the weekend, Fitzroy/Gracemere defeated Valleys in a 72-16 thrashing at Browne Park yesterday.



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