By Liam Emerton
If there’s one competition to keep your eyes glued to this year it would certainly be the local Rockhampton Rugby League comp.
After being the best team over the past month the Norths Chargers were handed a surprising upset by the Emu Park Emus, which haven’t been in the greatest run of form.
The Emus won that match 30-12 thanks to tries from Blayton Vea Vea-youse, Ilami Buli, Travis Field, Daniel Pam and Yoren Major.
That win has leveled Emu Park on competition points with Rockhampton Brothers and just two points behind the Chargers.
Having won their match against the Brothers, Yeppoon Seagulls have cruised to a four point lead on the rest of the competition.
A Blake Anders’ double helped seal that 20-4 win over Rockhampton, giving the Seagulls some breathing room at the top of the table.
This weekend the Seagulls will clash with the Norths Chargers in a top-of-the-table contest.
The last time those sides faced the Chargers began their tremendous run of form, defeating the Seagulls in fine fashion.
This week Yeppoon will be out for revenge and possibly furthering their lead at the apex with a big win over Norths.
In the other match of the men’s competition Brothers will look to get back on track against the Fitzroy/Gracemere Sharks.
The Sharks are still in search of their opening win and it would be a huge way to notch that up if the side takes down the Brothers.
In the Rockhampton Rugby League women’s competition it was a great week for our local teams.
Tannum Sands Seagalls were clipped going down 42-0 to Rockhampton Brothers, while the Gladstone Wallabys were dismantled 76-4 by the Blackwater Crushettes.
The Yeppoon Seagulls then pulled off the upset of the competition when it defeated the seemingly unbeatable Emu Park 14-0.
The Emus will want to bounce back from that shock loss against the Wallabys and will be eager to put some points on the board.
In this week’s women’s matches, Blackwater will travel to Salesyard Park to face the Fitzroy/Gracemere Sharks, while Yeppoon will look to build further momentum when it and Brothers clash at Webb Park.
The Tannum Sands Seagalls’ next match will come against the North Chargers in Gladstone, which will be a tough task.
Last time out Tannum Sands managed a 22-4 win over the Chargers and will be hoping to repeat that feat this weekend.