ATTACK: Joshua Brown breaks away from the Murgon defence.
ATTACK: Joshua Brown breaks away from the Murgon defence. Claudia Williams

Nines a chance to improve

RUGBY LEAGUE: With nine minute halves and games against each team the Stanwell Nines provided an opportunity for teams to work on their combinations in the fast-paced format of the game.

For the Murgon Mustangs it was disappointing to make the grand final and go down to Cherbourg on their home ground.

Co-coach of the Mustangs Paul Brunjes said it was a great day for the club.

"It was fantastic promoting the message of domestic violence awareness and the committee have done an amazing job,” he said.

The Mustangs defeated Cherbourg earlier in the day but Brunjes said the loss in the final came down to a lack of commitment from players to attend training.

"It was a bit disappointing in the final and we dropped a few balls and the little things all added up and we couldn't get the ball.”

The Wondai Wolves were proud to be involved in the day and will be looking to make an impact in the regular competition next week.

The team now have good numbers on board with representative players from previous years returning to the club.

Coach of the side Michael Greenwood is looking forward to seeing what the team can achieve.

"We were really happy to be involved in the nines concept and enjoyed the opportunity to be involved.”

"The senior side are going really well and there are no excuses, but they have got to start training and get some self-belief,” he said.

"If we put our best foot forward we could surprise ourselves.”

Wondai will play Nanango this weekend and Greenwood believes the team can challenge the Stags this time.

"There is no reason that we can't challenge other teams in the competition,” he said.

"What we lack is consistency, guys not turning up to training and self-belief, they have forgotten how to win.”  

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