DEFENCE: Strong Warwick and Southern Downs defence in a 4-all draw with South Burnett at Platz Oval.
DEFENCE: Strong Warwick and Southern Downs defence in a 4-all draw with South Burnett at Platz Oval. Gerard Walsh

Carnival glory comes down to one 8am Friday game

RUGBY LEAGUE: Warwick and Southern Downs are in contention to win their 12th zone 5, under-43kg premiership when they play Western Downs at 8am Friday in Clifton.

After five wins and a draw, Warwick/SD is on top of the points table with 11 points, one in front of Western Downs.

On Thursday morning, Warwick/SD drew 4-all with South Burnett before hitting top form in the afternoon to beat Balonne Barwon 24-12.

Coach Ross Thorn was upbeat about the outstanding defence against South Burnett.

"Ryan Bohm and Riley Wainwright were two of our best in the draw,” he said.

South Burnett dominated the final 10 minutes but the Warwick/SD defence held.

Carnival scores

Round 1

South Burnett 20 v Central Downs 10

Warwick and SD 18 d Cunnamulla 10

Balonne Barwon 18 d Wynnum 16

Western Downs 18 d Macintyre 0

Round 2

South Burnett 32 d Cunnamulla 22

Balonne Barwon 24 d Central Downs 0

Western Downs 22 d Wynnum 18

Warwick and SD 48 d Macintyre 0

Round 3

Balonne Barwon 40 d Macintyre 6,

South Burnett 6 d Western Downs 5

Cunnamulla 18 d Central Downs 12

Warwick and SD 16 d Wynnum 10

Round 4

Balonne Barwon 12 d South Burnett 10

Western Downs 20 d Cunnamulla 16

Warwick and SD 22 d Central Downs 10

Wynnum 34 d Macintyre 0

Round 5

Wynnum 28 d Cunnamulla 22

Central Downs 24 d Macintyre 4

Warwick and South Burnett drew 4-all

Western Downs 22 d Balonne Barwon 10

Round 6

Cunnamulla 38 d Macintyre 4

Wynnum and South Burnett drew 6-all

Warwick and SD 24 d Balonne Barwon 12

Western Downs 12 d Central Downs 0

Table

Warwick and Southern Downs 11, Western Downs 10, Balonne Barwon 8, South Burnett 8, Wynnum 5, Cunnamulla 4, Central Downs 2, Macintyre 0. (Each team plays one game on Friday from 8am)



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