Seagulls to recharge during break
A BRUISED and battered Yeppoon Seagulls are looking forward to a well-earned Easter break.
Like many sports across the region, the Seagulls and the Rockhampton Senior Rugby League will have a weekend off and the Seagulls head into the break undefeated after a convincing win over the CQU Norths Chargers on Saturday night.
In the end, the Seagulls ran away with the match 50-12, despite a spirited performance from the Chargers. Seagulls coach John Harbin admitted the score was not a true indication of the fight the Chargers displayed.
“We were always on top, but Norths dug in deep for the full 80 minutes,” he said.
“It was a good, physical game.”
Yeppoon captain Gavin Hiscox left the field with a broken nose and a nasty cut below his eye and Chargers fullback Marc Webb was carried off the field late in the first half with concussion.
Seagulls front-rower Ben Faulkner was replaced because of a “dead” shoulder, while Seagulls five-eighth Caleb Littleboy also left the field in the second half with a shoulder injury.
Harbin described the win as the club's best win of the year.
“It was a convincing win, but we had to work hard to achieve it,” he said. “It was our best win so far without a doubt.”
Before leaving the field, Littleboy was the star of the show, scoring three tries and playing a hand in a couple others, while his kicking game helped turn the Chargers' big forwards around.
While his skills and control have improved as the season has progressed, Harbin said he believed Littleboy's energy was the difference in his game.
“He's come out with more confidence and enthusiasm this year than he has in the past,” Harbin said. “That was his best game of the year.”
Chargers fullback Marc Webb reiterated Harbin's praise for the young half, with Littleboy's involvement ensuring Webb had a tough time at the back in defence.
“Caleb probably had the best game I've seen him play. He played real well,” Webb said.
Rockhampton Brothers' domination of the local A-grade competition continued, with the Brethren scoring 15 tries in their 80-0 win over Fitzroy Gracemere Sharks on Sunday.
Five-eighth Reece Baker scored a hat-trick of tries, while Jimmy McConachy, Sam Granville, Travis Marshall and Jack Bond all scored doubles.
RSRL Round 4
Brothers 80 def Fitzroy Gracemere 0
Yeppoon 50 def CQU Norths 10
Brothers 60 def Fitzroy Gracemere 0
Yeppoon 16 def CQU Norths 10
Brothers 28 def Fitzroy Gracemere 18
Yeppoon 38 def CQU Norths 16