Blues stay on top bagging another win in Toowoomba comp
SOUTH Burnett Blue Eagles continued their perfect start to the rugby league season, to enter the Easter break unbeaten.
The Blues trumped Pittsworth 34-24 in a hotly contested match at Wondai on Saturday.
Blues' coach Errol Simpson said the team picked up its defensive structure from the week before to complement its natural attack.
"I thought we matched them (Pittsworth) for defensive structure," Simpson said.
"Our forwards laid the platform for our backs. We play to get the ball back."
This hunger for the ball helped propel the Blues after conceding the first try.
"They scored first and then our boys retaliated," Simpson said.
South Burnett Blue Eagles will play Wattles next at Clifton on Sunday, April 3, to mark the return from the Easter break.
Simpson said his players should take it easy ahead of their next game to recover from the few minor injuries sustained on Saturday.
Pittsworth coach Lynden McGinn said his team was soft when it came to tackling.
"We didn't tackle hard enough," McGinn said.
This ultimately cost Pittsworth as the Blues stepped up their pace.
"I think Burnett deserved to win," McGinn said.
"They're good footy players."
Crows climb pecking order with Tigers win
THE Central Crows turned around their odds of making it into the Cyril Connell Cup quarter-final with a convincing win.
Nanango winger Tom Springate was a stand-out for coach Chris Munro after he bagged two tries and four goals.
Tom's contributions helped the Crows on to beating the Ipswich Tigers 40-10 at Fred Kassulke Oval, Nanango, on Sunday.
Despite the win Munro said his team of under-16s still needed to be diligent, particularly in the opening stages of the game.
"We were probably a bit slow to start off," Munro said. "We dropped fair bit of ball."
After 10 minutes Munro noticed a definite pick up on the field as the Crows grew in confidence and attitude.
"It was more belief than anything," he said.
Once we got going we scored five tries to set up a platform in the first half."
From there the Crows looked unthreatened and secured their first win in the competition to set them up for a confident return after Easter.
The U16 Central Crows will next play Toowoomba Clydesdales at Chinchilla on Sunday, April 3.
Munro said the game would be important if the U16 Central Crows were to keep their finals hopes alive.
"If we lost today (Sunday) we would have probably been out," he said.
The aim for the Central Crows over the next three games will be to win as many games as possible to bag the maximum points and climb the ladder.
"If we finish in the top two (in pool B) we play quarter finals," Munro said.
The Central Crows are joined by Sunshine Coast Falcons, Toowoomba Clydesdales and Ipswich Tigers in pool B.