Ben Irwin charges through the Stags defence.
Ben Irwin charges through the Stags defence. Claudia Williams

Ants defeat Stags in pink

RUGBY LEAGUE: The Kingaroy Red Ants defeated the Nanango Stags at home on Saturday.

It was a strong showing by both sides with the game going down to the wire and the Red Ants taking the win 22 points to 20 to make it two wins from two games this season for the team.

Coach of the Kingaroy side Darren Geiger said it was a good game from both sides.

"It was very close the whole way through it was a very good contest,” he said.

Geiger said it was the teams defence that gave them the winning edge.

"I was very happy with how they defended,” he said.

Nanango are a talented side so it was good to hold them out how we did.”

We still need to work on our attach and how we finish off in the orther teams half and our last play options

The win was made extra special with it being the club's annual Pink Day in support of finding a cure for breast cancer.

"It is nice to have a win on those days and the club did a great job,” Geiger said.

The Red Ants met a strong Nanango side and Geiger was proud of his players rising to the challenge.

"I was really impressed by our young blokes,” he said.

"We have a few boys that are under 20 years old and for them to be standing up and defending against the bigger bodies was a pretty sensational effort.”

President of the club, Wayne Frohloff said the annual day continues to bigger each year through the support of the community.

"I haven't officially worked it out but we should past last years total,” he said.

"It is our biggest day of the year and everyone is supporting it for that reason.

"We reversed some of the results from last year and it was good to see the A-grade boys get a good win.”

"Thanks to Nanango for being a part of it and thanks to the volunteers that helped.”

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