Cutters co-coach names his best after BRL game loss
RUGBY LEAGUE: Prop Tom Sharman, half-back Brett Lambert and second rower Jesse Wallace were the best as Killarney went down 28-16 to Stanthorpe/Texas at Sullivan Oval in Saturday’s BRL game.
The score blew out at the end as Killarney conceded a late try.
Killarney co-coach Ray Wagner was impressed with the effort of his team.
“We have tried to the final minute in games this season even when we have lost by large scores,” Wagner said.
“It was cold at Stanthorpe and the game was played in drizzle. The handling was not the best.”
The best news on the day was that both teams had 21 players in a season they have often struggled to have many bench players.
Wagner said two of his players had half games for the Border Bushrangers in the under-18 game before lining up for the Cutters.
“They enjoyed the chance to play with players of their own age. The two, centre/second rower Jacob Grayson, and winger Patrick Price also played well in the BRL game for the Cutters.”
The Border U18 team went down 44-18 to the South Burnett Blue team. Some Stanthorpe/Texas players also played U18s and then seniors.
It will be Killarney and Border on the same program again on Sunday when Killarney has a rare Sunday game at Charlie Andrews Oval.
The Bushrangers will play their U18 game at 1.30pm Sunday against Highfields as a forerunner to the main game between Killarney and Tenterfield in the BRL.
Wallangarra arrived at Inglewood with only nine players on Saturday so the other game in the BRL was not played.