Fitzroy player Riley Gill in the U13 junior rugby league game against Norths. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin
Fitzroy player Riley Gill in the U13 junior rugby league game against Norths. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin Chris Ison

Junior skills showcase Rocky league’s future despite heat

RUGBY LEAGUE: Rockhampton and district junior rugby league players battled through intense heat over the weekend, to treat spectators to some fantastic games across the board.

With the junior rugby league season well underway, coaches and spectators are already seeing some fantastic potential on the field and last weekend's competition was no different.

In the under-14 division, Brothers Blue took on Norths and were out to a good half-time lead of 12-0 before Norths fought back to take the score to 18-10.

Despite Norths continuing their pressure, they could not break the tough Brothers defence giving Brothers an exciting 18-14victory.

In the under-15 game, it was again Brothers that held a 16-10 lead at half time and unluckily for Brothers, North's big guns fired in the second half and they ran away with a 30-16 victory.

On Sunday, in the under-13 Brothers versus Emu Park game the score went back and forth with Brothers leading at half-time.

Emu Park then hit back after the break to take the lead 20-18.

The score remained tight up until the last five minutes when Brothers scored two late tries to take the win.

Sunday's under-14 match provided fans with a real cliff-hanger as Emu Park and teams went from end to end before Brothers dived over for a try in the last minute to claim a 24-22 win. The under-18 match between Brothers and Emu Park came down to the wire, with Emu Park taking a 30-24 win off a late try.

The competition now breaks for Easter.

RESULTS

At Saleyards Park

U13 Cap Coast 36 v Tigers 0; U14 Cap Coast 30 v Fitzroys 4; U15 Cap Coast 30 v Fitzroys 14; U16 Cap Coast 22 v Yeppoon B 0; U18 Yeppoon 8 v Tigers 6.

At Gymmy Grounds

U13 Gracemere 0 v Brothers Blue 48; U13 Norths 34 v Fitzroys 6; U14 Norths 14 v Brothers Blue 18; U15 Norths 30 v Brothers Blue 16; U16 Norths 26 v Gracemere 10; U18 Norths 36 v Gracemere 4.

At Victoria Park

U13 Brothers White 36 V Emu Park 20; U14 Brothers White 24 V Emu Park 22; U15 Brothers White 6 V Emu Park 36; U16 Brothers 64 V Emu Park 0; U18 Brothers 24 V Emu Park 30.