WINNERS ARE GRINNERS: The Collegians under-14 side celebrates after winning their Grand Final against Goondiwindi on Saturday.
WINNERS ARE GRINNERS: The Collegians under-14 side celebrates after winning their Grand Final against Goondiwindi on Saturday. Michael Cormack

Collegians dominate in their grand finals

RUGBY LEAGUE: Collegians proved winning the club championship was no fluke when they won all three grand finals they contested in Saturday's Warwick and District Junior Rugby League grand finals at Eastern Suburbs.

The hosts Suburbs won the final match, the U16 grand final, and Goondiwindi beat Stanthorpe in a high scoring grand final in the U13 grade.

Collegians started the day with an 18-12 victory in the under-11 grand final. The score was 12-all at fulltime and the teams played five extra minutes each way.

Prop and player of the final Angus Ridley ran 70 metres to score the winning try in extra time. Tyson Stevens kicked the conversion for a six-point victory.

In the U12 grand final, Goondiwindi led 14-8 at halftime before Collegians scored 20 unanswered points in the second half to win 28-14.

Halfback Reilly Byrne won player of the final.

Collegians led 12-0 at halftime and didn't surrender the lead to win 20-16 in the U14 grand final.

Goondiwindi reduced the margin to four with a try five minutes from full-time.

Second rower Cruise Martin-Brown was player of the final.

Eastern Suburbs led 22-0 at halftime and near took their foot off the pedal in a 42-4 U16 victory against Goondiwindi.

Centre Kai Etherington was player of the match.

In the highest-scoring game of the day, Goondiwindi player David Armstrong was player of the final in his side's 44-36 U13 victory against Stanthorpe.

A six-a-side girl's game was played as a forerunner to the possible introduction of two girls grades next year. Collegians were presented with the club championship award.

Photos of grand final teams in all sports welcome to gerardw@warwickdailynews.com.au for publication



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