WINNERS: Gayndah Gladiators had a massive win over Biggenden Warriors with a score of 54 to 14.
WINNERS: Gayndah Gladiators had a massive win over Biggenden Warriors with a score of 54 to 14. Felicity Ripper

Gladiators get the better of Biggenden

RUGBY LEAGUE: Gayndah Gladiators thumped Biggenden Warriors at home on Saturday, in a convincing 54-14 win.

Coach Robert Linsket said despite a few costly mistakes in the second half he was happy with the team's performance.

"The first half was fantastic and they all just played so well as team,” he said.

"Last week we only had 14 players so to be back out here with 19 is great and we went really well.”

Blake Augustine had a good afternoon with the boot, converting nine of nine shots at goal.

Linsket said that's no fluke.

"He turns up to training early and puts in the effort every time,” Linkset said.

"With Augustine it's just practise, practise, practise.”

Biggenden Warriors coach Getano George said his team learnt a lot from the game.

"We have some great points to come out but also some things to work a little harder on,” he said.

"The most pleasing thing for me is that the players put their hands up until the bell and did not give up.”

In the second half of the game Biggenden Warriors player Hayden Peebles was taken to Gayndah Hospital with a suspected neck injury before being airlifted to Bundaberg Hospital in a stable condition by the RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter.

"We wish him a speedy recovery and hope all is well,” George said.

Biggenden Warriors Football Club secretary Beth Stralow said, during the week, that he was doing well.

"He is at home resting after the scans came back clear,” she said.

This weekend seven Central Burnett players will play with the North Wide Bay Rangers squad for the 47th Battalion in Toowoomba.

The following weekend the Central Burnett competition will resume with Biggenden taking on Eidsvold at Eidsvold.


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