Premiers Stanthorpe beat Killarney

MATTHEW Hendry and Jason Cobon scored three tries each as premiers Stanthorpe beat Killarney 86-4 in Saturday's Border Rugby League game at Sullivan Oval.

Stanthorpe led 40-0 at half-time.

Tenterfield beat Texas 26-4 in Saturday's A-grade Border game at Tenterfield.

Texas only trailed 10-4 at half-time and were in the match until the final 10 minutes of the second half.

The home side also won reserve grade 24-20.

Stanthorpe and Tenterfield are equal at the top of the A-grade table with 12 points.

Inglewood and Texas is battling out for third spot which means home-ground advantage in the minor semi-final later in the season.

Killarney is currently bottom of the table after being decimated by player losses following the closure of the Killarney Abattoir but still has 12 rounds to improve and snare a semi-final spot.

On Saturday, Stanthorpe and Tenterfield meet at Tigers Park in the Patron's Cup final between the leaders at the end of the first round. Both the Patron's and President's Cup finals are contested when teams next meet in fixture play.

Killarney travels to Millmerran to play Inglewood on Saturday in a game which will follow a full round of junior fixtures between Collegians and Millwood, a combined Millmerran/Inglewood club.

SCORERS: Stanthorpe 86 (Matthew Hendry 3, Jason Cobon 3, Clinton Thorne 2, Brad Crisp 2, Daniel Werthenbach 2, Andrew Thorne, Jason Wilmot, Chris Hills, Cameron Robazza tries, Jason Wilmot 11 goals) d Killarney 4 (Tony Bryant try).

Referee's points for player of the year: Matthew Hendry 3, Jason Cobon 2, Tony Bryant 1.



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