Wattles' Ty Gardner is wrapped up by Highfields. TRL round 13, Highfields vs Wattles. Saturday, 6th Jul, 2019.
Wattles' Ty Gardner is wrapped up by Highfields. TRL round 13, Highfields vs Wattles. Saturday, 6th Jul, 2019. Nev Madsen

Find out which three forwards starred in Wattles' win

RUGBY LEAGUE: Three forwards have been rated by coach Travis Burns as the best in the Wattles' 44-6 win against Highfields at Highfields on Saturday night.

The win has taken Wattles to the lead in the Toowoomba Rugby League A-grade competition.

Valleys had the bye at the weekend so have a game in hand and are one point behind Wattles.

It is two points for a win and one for a draw in the TRL.

Co-captain Dale Perkins, back rower Ty Gardner and prop Michael Pearson were the best, according to Burns.

"Highfields are a better team than their spot on the table indicates,” he said.

"We had a few out so it was a good win.”

Fullback Andrew Richardson scored four tries and one of the TRL try-scoring leaders, Braydon Wilson, again scored a try.

Wattles are one point behind Valleys in reserve grade after a 26-6 loss against Highfields.

Matt Duggan landed four goals while Richardson and Pearson kicked one each.

Pearson first came to prominence as a goalkicker in juniors and kicked some super goals when he was playing school footy for Stanthorpe State High School.

Wattles travel to Toowoomba to play sixth-placed Souths on Saturday night.

The turnaround in Souths' fortunes has been magnificent after they were virtually finished as an A-grade club at times during the past three years.

Wattles have their second-round bye on the weekend of July20-21. Finals start on August 17.



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