Brolgas Home Day

Last Saturday saw a blockbuster day of rugby take place at Mike Carney Toyota Park with the Townsville Juniors playing against FNQ Thunder in the Under 13’s, 14’s, 16’s as well as the Conrad Gargett Under 19’s and Zambrero Men’s playing Gold Coast in a double header.

Junior Brolgas V FNQ Thunder Results:

Shadeview Under 13’s DEF FNQ Thunder – 26-7. Tries – Gus Theiss 1T, Mitch Walden 1T, Iowani Cavuilati 1T, Nat Kimber 1T. Conversions – Mitch Walden 2, Bailey Cowan 1.

A.Gabrielli Constructions Under 14’s DEF FNQ Thunder – 26-15. Tries – Dom Taylor 1T, Nathan O’Neill 1T, Riley Williamson 1T & Penalty Try. Conversions – Dom Taylor 2.

Laird O’Regan Under 16’s LOST to FNQ Thunder – 67-14. Tries – Bobbie Bowie 1T, Harley Flanagan 1T. Conversions – Matt McKellar 2.

Under 19’s

The final game for the Conrad Gargett Under 19’s was against Gold Coast with the boys looking to finish their 2019 Queensland Country rugby campaign on a high. The Brolgas couldn’t have got off to a better start when half back Harry Willocks took a daring run from the back of the ruck to run 60 metres to score a try under the posts. From this moment on the Brolgas were put under the pump by the Gold Coast boys who ran in 25 points before the midway point of the second half. In true Brolga spirit, the boys dug deep to push all the way to the end of the match scoring a final try through hooker Ronnie Berryman. This defeat saw the 19’s boys finish their campaign with 1 win and 3 defeats.

Conrad Gargett Under 19’s LOST to Gold Coast – 25-12. Tries – Harry Willocks 1T, Ronnie Berryman 1T. Conversions – Lewis Ottaway 1. Congratulations to the three award recipients:

Best Back – Harry Willocks (Teachers West)

Best Forward – Connor Cavallin (North Ward)

Best & Fairest – Jack Andreassen (Brothers)


Much like the Under 19’s, the Zambrero Men’s side were looking to finish their campaign on a high and were still a chance to top the competition with a big win against the Gold Coast. With a number of players vying for further representative honours, the Brolgas put on a clinical performance in front of their home crowd. The Brolga men got off to the perfect start with winger Nick Poole collecting his third intercept try in as many weeks to give his side the momentum early. A second half try to crowd favourite Dan Withers all but sealed a big victory for the Brolgas before inside centre Tom Wells swooped on a loose pass to scoot away and score a try to put the icing on the cake. The final score saw the Zambrero Men’s Brolgas prevail 52-19 winners finishing their 2019 Queensland Country Rugby campaign with 3 wins and 1 loss.

Zambrero Men DEF Gold Coast 52-19. Tries – Daniel Withers 1T, Daniel Chorley 3T, Tom Wells 1T, Nick Poole 1T, Leonard Herron 1T, Daniel Cooper 1T. Conversions – Josh Fletcher 6.

Congratulations to the three award recipients:

Best Back – Daniel Chorley (Teachers West)

Best Forwards – Angus Small (Teachers West) & Trent Owen (Teachers West)

Best & Fairest – Tom Vinson (Teachers West)

The Stihl Shop Women’s Brolgas played their last games in Brisbane last weekend however their award recipients were handed out after the men’s game against the Gold Coast. Below are the Women’s award recipients:

Best Forward – Josie Coddington (Burdekin)

Best Back – Ellie Gray (University)

Best & Fairest – Jessica Schwartz (University)

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