Emus on top

Goondiwindi Emus on top in Wagners Risdon Cup


The top-of-the-table clash in the Wagners Risdon Cup turned into a one-sided affair on Saturday.


The talk of the round is St.George Frillnecks' first win in Goondiwindi in 19 years - that's when Australia hosted the Sydney Olympics! The Frillnecks secured a 38-19 win against the reigning B grade premiers Goondiwindi Emus, to sit on top of the B grade ladder in a memorable top of the table clash.

The Teenage semi-finals at Highfields Sports Ground are on this Friday June 7, and the Teenage grand final, for the first time, will merge the Youth Girls Sevens grand finals in revised format on Sunday June 16 at Toowoomba Sports Ground (Athletic Oval). These are very exciting competitions which also prepare our representative players for next month's State Championships at Downlands College, Toowoomba from July 5-7. The Youth Girls Sevens compete in Round 5 this Sunday at USQ.

Wagners Risdon Cup, Round 10, played last Saturday, saw the ladder leading Goondiwindi Emus host the second-placed Roma Echidnas. The injury ravaged Echidnas were outclassed by the Emus in a one-sided 59-7 drubbing. Emus players Mitch Lawless and Ben Dillon each notched their 100th Wagners Risdon Cup game.

The Toowoomba Bears have won their third game of the season with a hard-earned victory: 24-12 over the Gatton Blackpigs at Heritage Oval. USQ Saints is back in the winning column after a home ground tussle with the Condamine Cods 29-12. The Highfields Redbacks showed a lot of added skill and determination in their Ladies Day clash against the third-placed Toowoomba Rangers, amassing 12 points, however Rangers were clinical to finish victorious by 33 points.

This Saturday features the return and final match of the Kiwi (Rangers) - Hanna (USQ) Cup (Over 30s) at Gold Park from 3:30pm in a great day's fixture, before the A-Grade kicks off at 5pm with Toowoomba Rangers v USQ Saints in the Wagners Risdon Cup Match of Round 11. In the wooden spoon battle the Highfields Redbacks travel to Heritage Oval to take on the Toowoomba Bears. The last battle between the two sides a month ago saw the Bears win by 57 points, will it be closer this time?

Emilee Cherry Open Women's Sevens is back in Round 4 this Saturday with Ladies Days mini carnivals at Risdon Oval, Warwick and The Fish Tank, Condamine. Round 4 marks the half-way point in the season for the senior women in an open field. Bears are trying to make it a three-peat of titles, with Condamine Codettes, Dalby Wheatchix and St. George Filly Frillies hot on their tail.

Rugby on the Downs has never been more exciting, as we look forward to hosting 667 players from five touring sub-unions and of course Downs Rugby, for the State Championships at Downlands College, Toowoomba from July 5-7 and in 2020.


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