Brumbies v Murgon in nail-biter
RUGBY LEAGUE: Leading 6-nil at the half time break, the Central Burnett Brumbies under-16 team seemed to have it in the bag.
But on the Brumbies' home turf, Gayndah's Peter Dunn Oval, Murgon weren't going down without a fight.
The visitors launched a late comeback and hit the front with two tries in quick succession.
Firing up the intensity in both defence and attack, the teams had the large crowd on the edge of their seats for a thrilling finale.
Brumbies player Joshua Sharp stood up, scoring a second half double to put Murgon to the sword.
It was a nail-biting contest that could have gone either way but the Brumbies came out on top, claiming a narrow 18-16 win.
"Murgon played really well so it wasn't an easy game,” Sharp said.
"To be able to score those tries on them after that felt pretty good.”
Murgon gave the Brumbies a touch-up the last time the teams met, and Sharp said an emphasis on defence helped them turn it around.
"We got flogged (last time we played Murgon),” Sharp said.
"But we started to focus more on our defence in training as well as our tackles which came into play today.”
And it seems the Brumbies' hard effort at training paid off.
The match kicked off earlier than usual for Murgon to make it back home in time to support their club which was hosting the Domestic Violence Awareness Shield at Murgon Showgrounds.