Stanthorpe take Presidents Cup
STANTHORPE defeated Inglewood 30-24 on Saturday to win the President’s Cup in the Border Rugby League A-grade competition.
The victory also gave Stanthorpe the competition lead.
Stanthorpe also won the President’s Cup last year before missing out on the grand final.
In reserve grade, Stanthorpe beat Inglewood 16-10 to retain its lead in the competition.
Rebels go down
HALFBACK Mick Brackin tackled his heart out as the Warwick Rebels went down 30-16 to the Wallangarra Rams in a Border Rugby League reserve grade game at Wallangarra on Saturday.
The result was an improvement for the Rebels on the previous week, when the margin was 40 points.
Prop Chris Stocks returned from injury to perform strongly for the Rebels.
The Rebels travelled to Wallangarra with 15 players and lost five-eighth Larry Hippi with a shoulder injury.
The Warwick side will be seeking its first win of the season in either grade against Inglewood at Inglewood on Saturday.
The reserve-grade game is at 1.30pm, with A grade at 3pm.
The Rebels meet Killarney in the local derby on August 13 at Charlie Andrews Oval at Killarney.
Killarney at home
KILLARNEY will play the first of three home games in succession against Stanthorpe at Charlie Andrews Oval on Saturday.
Coach Tony Bryant said he had two heavy training sessions planned this week after the A-grade team had a bye last Saturday.
“We will do a lot of fitness work at training after only having one game in the past month,” Bryant said.
The return of Chris McGregor, Michael Marshall, Adam Upton and Peter Giffin will boost the Cutters for the game against leaders Stanthorpe.
Bryant said Stanthorpe centre Nathan Shatte and halfback Jason Wilmot were the two players his side had to stop in A grade on Saturday.
“We went down by one point to Stanthorpe in the last clash between the two sides at Stanthorpe and the plan is to turn the tables at home,” Bryant said.