Terriers are too good for Cutters
TEXAS captain-coach Jason Edmondstone was best on ground as his team beat the Killarney Cutters 32-18 in Saturday's Border Rugby League game at Killarney.
Killarney led 18-10 at half time but Texas went ahead 20-18 in the 20th minute of the second half and were never headed.
Cutters coach John Towells said his side conceded three tries while they had men in the sin bin.
“We had four new players on Saturday but didn't play as well as the previous week,” Towells said.
In the game at Inglewood, Stanthorpe won 46-26.
After a sloppy first half, Inglewood led 22-20 before the reigning premiers improved in the second half.
Stanthorpe manager Peter Shatte said lock Matthew Hendry was the best for Stanthorpe and received three player-of-the-year points from the referee.
“Matthew is going ahead in leaps and bounds since he moved to lock,” Shatte said. “He enjoys the extra room compared to his previous position at hooker.”
Stanthorpe and Tenterfield share the competition lead on 10 points.
Inglewood is on eight points in third spot.
On Saturday, Stanthorpe hosts Killarney at Sullivan Oval and Tenterfield is at home to Texas.
Tenterfield had the bye on Saturday.
TEXAS 32 (Trent Rigney 2, Peter Burraston, William Spencer, Walter Brown, Justin Naylor tries, Dave Williams 4 goals) d Killarney 18 (Jamie Watts 2, Aaron McKinney, tries, Christopher McGregor 3 goals).
Referee's points: Jason Edmondstone (Texas) 3, Walter Brown (Texas) 2, Jamie Watts (Killarney) 1.
Stanthorpe 46 (Pat Toohey 3, Brad Crisp, Daniel Werthenbach, Jason Cobon, Nathan Shatte, Leon Karena tries, Jason Wilmot 7 conversions) d Inglewood 26 (Joey Frey, Brent Hearne, Steven Sauverain, Tony Morris, Tim West tries, Chris Johnstone 3 conversions).
Referee's points: Matthew Hendry (Stanthorpe) 3, Joey Frey (Inglewood) 2, Brendan Perkins (Stanthorpe) 1.