Central Burnett Brumbies representatives for the South Burnett U13 Eagles: Kaiden Ratcliff, Mathaniel Cuthbertson, Travis Larner and Kaenan Cooper.
Central Burnett Brumbies representatives for the South Burnett U13 Eagles: Kaiden Ratcliff, Mathaniel Cuthbertson, Travis Larner and Kaenan Cooper. Contributed

Brumbies pull their weight at 47th Battalion

Rugby league: Although they played in South Burnett jerseys, Central Burnett was well represented at last weekend's junior 47th Battalion Carnival in Murgon.

Four Central Burnett Brumbies players represented the under-13 South Burnett Eagles, with one, Travis Larner, named captain for the two matches.

The tall and powerful front rower, who is in his fourth year of league now, had to endure a stomach illness in the second of their two games, yet still led with distinction.

His exploits earned him selection in the Wide Bay Bulls under-13 team.

In the first match, against Fraser Coast Crushers, Eagles ran amok, easily securing a 30-0 victory.

However, against Bundaberg Bears, they were overpowered, fighting hard but ultimately going down 10-34.

Larner was joined by his Brumbies team mates Kaiden Ratcliff, playing in the second row, Mathaniel Cuthbertson, ordinarily a winger but playing in the forwards, and Kaenan Cooper, who switched between the centres and hooker.

All players agreed the atmosphere at the carnival helped make it a memorable day of footy.


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