Central still in the thick of it
NEWLY formed mateships have flowed into on-field success for Cen- tral Queensland's under-14 rugby league team.
This tight-knit team now faces one last conquest ? a win over South East Queensland at Browne Park to- day will give Central the QRL State Junior Championship under-14 title.
Central remains undefeated after yesterday's 14-all draw with Wide Bay while the South East are also unbeaten with one round re- maining.
Rockhampton flyer Joe Collins- Soo opened Central's scoring in the first half crossing the try line off a set play and teams were level at 4-all at the break.
Wide Bay struck first in the sec- ond half before Blackwater's Stir- ling Broadhurst again levelled pro- ceedings and Gladstone's Chris Zwisler also found the try line for Central after half time.
Central coach Rob Chellingsworth also praised his whole team's defen- sive effort.
"They've performed well above expectations and I think it's the good mateships that are getting them through,'' Chellingsworth said.
It was a mixed day for Central with the under-16s producing an 18- 12 win over Wide Bay while the Cen- tral under-13s suffered a 30-6 defeat to Wide Bay.
A nine-game program starts at 9.30am today.