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Pace Setting Brothers Sink Magpies In Top Of The Table A Grade Clash

Mackay Brothers earned bragging rights in the 2024 NQBE Mackay Junior League A Grade competition after toppling the Magpies 24-10 in their top of the table clash last Sunday at Sologinkin Oval.

The unbeaten Leprechauns turned in another polished performance to register their fifth consecutive win of the season and open up a four-point gap from their rivals.

Brothers scored four tries to two with crack centres Rydge Smith and Jayden Batchelor, second rower Declan Laird and hooker Daniel Kelly posting four pointers and Smith booting four conversions.

Souths Sharks remain entrenched in the top four after tossing Moranbah Miners 32-12 at Shark Park.

Back rower Frank Tuivaiti, centre Ali Okusitino, fullback Marmin Barba and half back Henri Stocks notched tries for Souths with Stocks potting six goals.

Moranbah half back Nat Hinchliffe and centre Mark Rosendale grabbed tries for the visitors.

Wests Tigers thumped Carltons Devils 70-10 at Tiger Park with five eighth Nicholas Baker contributing twenty points from a try and eight goals.

Other try scorers for Wests included skipper and second rower Darcy Cox (2), winger Brydon Smith (2), fullback Connor McDermott, hooker Tait Poli, centres Zack Walker and Tyler Holmes, Will Goodland, lock Kellen Jenner, back rower Bradley Simpson and winger Joran Schoenmaker.

Sarina Crocodiles had too many big guns for the Whitsunday Brahmans, carving out a 40-14 triumph at Les Stagg Oval.

In Under 15 Boys action, the Wanderers Roosters and Wests Tigers remain undefeated after seven rounds.
Wanderers downed arch rivals Mackay Magpies 28-8 with talented centres Cliff Hussey (2) and Amos Grigg and prop Xavier Wayman (2) notching tries and half back Isaac McFarlane booting four goals.

The Tigers rolled Brothers Blue 16-6 with promising hooker Marik Srsen, fullback Jed Spreadborough and  centre Zac Hansen crossing for tries and centre Chevy Bartolo landing two goals in an absorbing tussle.

The Brothers' relentless performance last Sunday resulted in a commanding victory over the Magpies.
Photo Credit: Jessica Wilson Photography

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