STRONG: Bernard Hopkins looks to stop the Mustangs for Cherbourg.
STRONG: Bernard Hopkins looks to stop the Mustangs for Cherbourg. Claudia Williams

Hornets stung on home turf

RUGBY LEAGUE: Winning in Cherbourg against the home side is always a challenge, but the Murgon Mustangs proved they were up for the task on Saturday.

A strong showing in the second half saw the Mustangs defeat the Cherbourg Hornets 36-16.

Mustangs coach Paul Brunjes said defence was key to Murgon's victory and it was good to see the hard work from training starting to pay off.

"Our defence was great. A couple of times we had to hold them off for two to three sets on our line,” he said.

"Our halves are starting to play well and starting to gel which is good so early in the season.”

The Mustangs will be without Shane Bornikhof and Lehman Brunjes for their first home game of the season against the Wondai Wolves.

Bornikhof will be sidelined for four weeks after suffering a torn calf muscle during a strong performance in Saturday's clash while Brunjes will be out for one week following a head knock.

Cherbourg president Warren Collins was proud to see to A-grade games played in Cherbourg despite the wet conditions.

He said new Cherbourg coach Danny Cobbo is working to working with Cherbourg's new and experienced players for results this season.

"They are working on new combinations,” he said.

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