Wattles celebrate a try against Highfields during their 16-12 victory.
Wattles celebrate a try against Highfields during their 16-12 victory. Kevin Farmer

TRL round 6 wrap


A DOGGED defensive effort from Brothers wasn't enough to buck the Cowboys, as Warwick came away with a 36-0 victory at Glenholme Park on Saturday night.

After conceding 74 points in Pittsworth last weekend, the Leprechauns were determined to make amends, and they did just that in the first half, holding Warwick to just a solitary penalty goal on the stroke of half-time.

The intensity of the first-half wasn't able to be maintained throughout the opening stages of the second stanza, with captain Mick Bloomfield crossing in his side's opening set.

A try in the ensuing set of six to replacement forward Josh O'Brien had Brothers reeling, as did a further four-pointer to winger Brodie Quirk, as the Warwick advantage stretched to 18.

The Cowboys refused to let their foot off the pedal, with Dylan Galloway and Jordyn Hogden crossing in the space of minutes, before stand-in halfback Harry Sullivan put the icing on the cake in the 70th minute.

The victory keeps Warwick firmly inside the top-five, before they host Southern Suburbs at home after the 47th Battalion.

Brothers remain in 10th following their defeat, as they prepare for a trip to Dalby.

BROTHERS 0 lost to WARWICK 36 (Josh O'Brien, Mick Bloomfield, Jordyn Hogden, Dylan Galloway, Brodie Quirk, Harry Sullivan tries; Kai Etherington 6 goals)


A RETURN to the Lockyer Valley was just what the doctor ordered for the Hawks, as they got into the winner's circle with a 80-8 win over Southern Suburbs at Cahill Park.

Gatton recovered from the blow of losing Billy Jackwitz to injury, running in 14 tries in the big victory after they opened up a commanding 42-0 half-time lead.

Austin Jennings had a night to remember in front of his home fans, piling on four tries, as Dominic Hakk and Haydan Lipp chipped in with a pair of doubles.

The victory gives Gatton their second win for the season. They will take on Highfields at Kuhls Rd on Sunday week.

GATTON 80 (Austin Jennings 4, Dominic Haak 2, Haydan Lipp 2, Mark Swan, Luke Nolan, Callum Woolacott, Lewis Williams, Nash Hawthorn, Tau Fitzgerald tries; Lipp 6, Nolan 5 goals) defeated SOUTHERN SUBURBS 8 (Cody Reid, Robert Williams tries)


OAKEY has backed up their big win over Gatton with a morale-boosting 31-20 victory over Goondiwindi at Gilbert Oval.

The Bears struck first through Clydesdales representative Josh Robinson in the fourth minute, before halfback Emmanuel Cerei took an unconventional field goal just eight minutes into the game.

The remainder of the first half saw both sides trade blows, as Oakey held a 19-16 lead at the break.

Tries to Josh Stanton and Samuelu Filimoeatu in the second half were enough for the Bears to claim their second successive win, and remain on the cusp of the top-five.

GOONDIWINDI 20 (Tom Davis, Buster Wilson, Brandon McGrady, Matt Gardner tries; McGrady, Will Carter goals) lost to OAKEY 31 (Josh Robinson 2, Josh Stanton, Emmanuel Cerei, Samuelu Filimoeatu tries; Dylan Adamson 5 goals; Cerei field goal)


For a review of the Highfields and Wattles encounter, click here.

HIGHFIELDS 12 (Campbell Stewart 2, Aaron Hooper tries) lost to WATTLES 16 (Jake Hargreaves 2, Braydon Wilson tries; Matt Duggan 2 goals)


THE Valleys Roosters were able to extract a small amount of revenge for last year's preliminary finals, claiming a 30-16 win over Pittsworth at Herb Steinohrt Oval yesterday.

Clydesdales representatives Dylan Chown and Hnaloan Budden again starred for the ladder leaders, scoring a pair each, as the Roosters picked up their fifth win from as many games.

The news wasn't all bad for Pittsworth, with halfback James Dempsey named as a replacement for the injured Billy Jackwitz in this weekend's 47th Battalion carnival at Glenholme Park.

Valleys will face Goondiwindi in a fortnight.

VALLEYS 30 (Dylan Chown 2, Hnaloan Budden 2, Matt Hawkins, Aaron Sillitoe tries; Chown 3 goals) defeated PITTSWORTH 16 (James Dempsey, Daniel Anderson, Mitch Carpenter tries; Keith Mackenzie, Daniel York goals)