Burgun’s Blues draw with Diesels

Lachlan Burgun.

Lachlan Burgun and his under 18s Tumut Blues were forced to share the points with the Junee Diesels in their round 12 Group 9 match at Laurie Daley Oval on Sunday.

The second placed Blues trailed the third-placed Diesels 22-8 in Junee, but came back at the death to level the scores at 28-all on the final whistle. 

The Blues juniors have now gone three games without a win and with the bye this week, they will start to prepare for a game against an improving Young Cherrypickers in round 14 of the competition. 

Jordy Anderson and Matthew Byatt helped Tumut to a big 28-4 first-grade victory over Gundagai in Junee on Sunday. 

The top of the table Blues belted Gundagai, with Matthew Byatt playing a very strong game in the starting front row. 

Anderson was as tough as ever, leading his side around the park and tackling well above his weight. 

The Blues first-graders that are on the bye this weekend have now beaten the Tigers three times this season.

Robbie Byatt’s Albury Thunder were shock losers to Temora on the border on Sunday, going down 44-12 in first-grade.

Thunder, who are on the bye next week, now drop to second last on the Group 9 ladder, trailing the fifth place Roos and a place in the finals by six points with only six rounds left in the regular season. 

It was tough going for Tyron Lesniak and Ed Trevaskis as their Southcity Bulls under 18s side went down 26-0 to Wagga Brothers in their round 11 Weissel Cup match at Harris Park on Saturday.

Brothers are top of the table in the strong competition and Southcity’s loss has them outside of the all-important top five as they prepare for a home game against the ever-improving Young Cherrypickers on Sunday.  

Ed Smith and his Southcity under 16s didn’t play on Saturday but they are preparing for a big game against Young on Sunday. 

The Bulls sit second, two games behind the top of the table Roos, and they face a Cherrypickers side that sit third, only two points behind Southcity. 

In leaguetag, Brooke Wiggett scored a try and converted three goals as Wagga Bothers defeated Southcity 22-nil at Harris Park. 

The top of the table and unbeaten Brothers will now prepare for a home game against Gundagai on Sunday. 

Shannon Pike’s Wagga Kangaroos were also good winners, doing away with Young 22-10 at McDonalds Park. 

Roos have a tougher game this Sunday when travelling to Nixon Park to take on the second placed Temora Dragons.