Roosters and Tigers win in Border Rugby League fixtures
RUGBY LEAGUE: The Inglewood Roosters defeated the Killarney Cutters 70-12 on what was a windy afternoon in the Border Rugby League at Charlie Andrews Oval on Saturday.
Two of the best for the winners were Shane Hooper and Jamie Meddings.
Killarney Cutters co-coach Ray Wagner said hooker Matty Haylock was his best.
“Matty was the smallest bloke on the field and tackled around the legs all day long,” Wagner said.
“Brett Lambert played well at half-back and Jesse Wallace was the best of a strong forward pack.”
The Cutters had 21 players for a game.
“I was happy with the support from the crowd considering the weather, it blew a gale,” Wagner said.
“I am hoping we play a bit better than at the weekend and can beat Stanthorpe/Texas at Sullivan Oval on Saturday.”
The Tenterfield Tigers beat Stanthorpe/Texas 94-0 in the game at Tenterfield on Saturday.
Josh Lucas and Marc McGrady each scored three goals for the winners. Brendan Minns, Geoff Swan, Baily Rhodes and Jarrod McIntosh scored two tries each and Minns landed 12 goals.
Stanthorpe/Texas started the game with a squad of 14 but was hard hit by injuries.
In the leaguetag game, Tenterfield won 62-0.
Inglewood host Wallangarra at the Macintyre Sports Complex on Saturday.
The wins by Inglewood and Tenterfield have consolidated their spots at the top of the BRL table and unless things change dramatically, the two teams are likely to play off in the major semi final.
While it is not quite half-way through the season, it appears likely Tenterfield and Inglewood will battle it out for the minor premiership.
Other than the glory, the biggest incentive to win the minor premiership is to secure home ground advantage in the major semi final. The winner of the major semi final then secures home ground advantage in the grand final.
The women’s leaguetag grand final will also be played at the home ground of the men’s team which wins the major semi final.