Young guns fire for Ants
RUGBY LEAGUE: The Red Ant's performance on Saturday proved there is a great depth of talent at the club.
Former players watched on at the home of the Red Ants on Saturday night for the club's annual members day.
On the field the young Ants stepped rose to the challenge of the Cherbourg Hornets.
The Ants finished on top to win the game 32 points to 24.
With four of their key players suffering season ending injuries coach of the side, Darren Geiger said it was a true team effort
"I am really proud of what they achieved,” he said.
"The young fellas were great again.”
Geiger said the night provided an opportunity for the players to see what they are a part of.
It is more than simply playing a game of footy each week it is the bond between players and the support from the club that unites the town together.
"It was a good crowd of old boys and it was great for the young guys to see the club history and they all supported it and it was fantastic,” Geiger said.
The Hornets used their speed to find the try line and proved they had plenty of points in them.
Ben Irwin was key for the Red Ants playing out of position to deter Cherbourg's progress on the right side of the field.
Geiger also praised the efforts of Asofono Lemalu and Jason Tessaman for the Ants.
Kingaroy's Jack Hourn and Adam Geiger played in the South Burnett U20s side at the 47th Battalion during the South Burnett rugby league break.
The team finished in second and the duo impressed selectors and have earned a place in the Central Crows team who will take on South East Queensland later in the year.
The Red Ants will take on the Mustangs next week as the Wondai Wolves host the A-grade double header.
The home team will play for the first time in three weeks against the Stags while Cherbourg have a BYE.