Friday, June 14, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Young Gun McFarlane A Valuable Asset To Wanderers Roosters

A change of scenery has proved a refreshing tonic for rising Wanderers half back Isaac McFarlane in the Mackay Junior League.

The skilful number seven has proved a valuable acquisition for the Roosters this season after carving his niche with the Magpies club.

Since linking with the Wanderers the gifted McFarlane has established himself the premier half back in the Under 15s competition with his organisational skills, turn of speed and kicking prowess a feature.

The all-conquering Roosters remain undefeated after nine rounds and top the standings on 18 points – two ahead of closest rivals Wests Tigers on 16 points.

A rejuvenated McFarlane has engineered many of those triumphs and is proving to be a points-scoring sensation for his new club.

The classy half spearheaded a 56-0 victory over the Proserpine Brahmans last weekend at Leprechaun Park – contributing an impressive haul of 22 points with two tries and seven goals.

It swelled his season tally to 92 points that comprises ten tries and twenty-six goals and has stamped McFarlane as one of the hottest prospects in the Mackay region.

Young Isaac’s immediate goal is to help the Wanderers lift the Under 15s premiership trophy, just two years after guiding the Magpies to an Under 13s Grand Final victory over Brahmans at BB Print Stadium.

Wanderers players of all ages enjoyed their club’s home round last weekend. Photos supplied

MEANWHILE the crack Mackay Brothers outfit continues to dominate the A Grade Men's division.

Last Saturday the undefeated Leprechauns trounced the Whitsunday Brahmans 44-22 at Leprechaun Park to chalk up a seventh successive victory.

Leading the try scoring rush were sharp backs Will Shears, Walter Lauenstein, Harley Proctor, Brad Campbell and Luke Fletcher, Mitchell Cargill with centre Rydge Smith potting six conversions.

In other fixtures Sarina Crocodiles downed Wests Tigers 36-24, Souths Sharks thumped Carltons Devils 68-8 while Moranbah Miners edged out Mackay Magpies 26-22 in a thrilling tussle at Darryl Bourke Oval.

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