Strongest team in the South Burnett
RUGBY LEAGUE: The Nanango Stags played the best game of footy the South Burnett competition has seen in recent years on Saturday night.
This is according to Kingaroy Red Ants coach Darren Geiger, who was full of praise for the Nanango Stags after their dominant 54-12 win over his side.
The Red Ants are the only side that have defeated the Stags this season, winning by two points in round three in Kingaroy, but Geiger said there was no doubt the Stags were the strongest team in the South Burnett competition.
"Nanango were awesome,” he said.
"It was one of the best A-grade performances I have ever seen in all my time coaching in the South Burnett.
"Everyone played their role and played it so well. They were on and no one would have got anywhere near them.
"No one at the moment can match Nanango's forward pack.”
Geiger said Robert Ryan and Pattrick McCallum played key roles for the Stags.
"We have quite a few out and a lot of them are our starting forwards, which is where they killed us, they just caned us,” he said.
It was a big win for the Stags at their home ground, where the season premiers will be decided later in the year.
Stags coach Matthew Heit said he was proud of how his team played.
"It was the best we have played all year,” he said.
Going into the game the Stags were ready for one of their hardest games of the season and were ready to give it their all.
"Everyone plays better when they play at home and it was a very tough game,” Heit said.
The Stags finished the game with just two reserves, with many sustaining injuries.
There are no games in the South Burnett competition for the next two weeks and Heit hopes the players will be fit for the team's next game against Murgon.
"We can still improve, we have got to keep getting fit before the finals,” Heit said.