ON THE ATTACK: Harrison Dunlop on the attack.
ON THE ATTACK: Harrison Dunlop on the attack. Claudia Williams

PHOTO GALLERY: League starts for juniors

RUGBY LEAGUE: Junior players took the field for round one of the 2018 rugby league season on Saturday.

Wondai teams travelled to Cherbourg, Nanango hosted Central Burnett and Kingaroy played Murgon.

For many under-6 and U8 players it was the first time they have pulled on their club jerseys and played alongside their team mates.

Following the U8s games at Kingaroy the Red Ants teams were asked if they had fun playing.

Hands shot up in the air, and regardless of how many times the other team got the ball over the try line the game was a success.

Col Cooper is the coach of the Murgon U8s team and said the objective of the game was for players to have fun.

Unlike other coaches who play their role from the sideline Cooper was out on the field on Saturday directing players and giving them encouragement.

"It's all about fun at the moment, they are learning their positioning, their first and second receiver play the ball and keeping the line," he said.

"They are learning the basics but having fun while doing it and they don't take it too seriously which is good."

The players are still getting to know each other and the rules of the game.

"We have only had two training sessions but we usually get a group of under-six players coming up to U8's and we have got to start with the basics," Cooper said.

"Some of the kids have never played before and other kids have so we have got to develop our training to bring the kids up to an U8s level."

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