By Liam Emerton
Rain, hail or shine the Rugby Capricornia Championship was always going ahead on the weekend, and it had set up a huge round seven.
In the A-grade competition, Colts Rugby Club leads the way after defeating the Gladstone Goats 48-17 on Saturday.
Levaula Williams scored a double while Brodies Dreger, Loama Ieremia, Brenton Hoffman, Dean Allen, Bruce Grant and Matulino Lavea all crossed the white line for Colts in their important victory.
That win has set the Colts up to take on the Dawson Valley Drovers in Gladstone this weekend.
Last season’s minor premiers fell short in the grand final rematch against the Frenchville Pioneers, losing 27-17 on Saturday.
The Colts currently sit at the top of the table and will want to defend that with a win over Drovers, who currently sit back in fourth place.
In second place on the A Grade table, the Rockhampton Brothers collide with last year’s competition winners, the Frenchville Pioneers.
Brothers have been on a roll as of late, defeating Cap Coast twice in two weeks to take them into the current runners up position.
Brothers last defeated the Crocs on the weekend when Chris Fisher’s single try alongside a successful conversion and two penalty goals was enough to beat the home side in tough conditions.
A match against Frenchville, who has knocked off the Drovers and Brothers in their two most recent games, will be a big test of their current form.
The match between the two Rockhampton teams will be played at Victoria Park on Saturday.
And in the final A Grade match the Gladstone Goats will welcome the Cap Coast Crocs to Marley Brown Oval.
The GRUFCs were on a good run of form before the Colts produced a brilliant performance to blow them out of the water in round six.
They now sit fifth out of the six top-grade teams while their opposition this weekend sits directly behind in sixth.
The Crocs have had just one win this season and will need to kick start their run to the finals, starting with a huge win over the Goats this weekend.
In the second grade competition the Biloela Cockatoos remain the only undefeated team across both competitions after they ran over Frenchville’s B Grade side.
They won 39-5 in that match but will now take on the unknown when they clash with Colts reserve grade side.
The Colts Reggies did not play last week after Mount Morgan was forced to forfeit meaning round seven will be their official debut.
The second and final match of the reserve grade competition will see Mount Morgan take on Frenchville B Grade at Victoria Park.
In the women’s sevens competition the Frenchville Pioneers will hope to keep their stronghold on the comp when they face off against Brothers in Victoria Park.
And in Gladstone, Biloela Cockatiels match up against the Gladstone Colts with the prior hoping to maintain the pressure on Frenchville.
Cap Coast’s women’s sevens team will have the seventh round bye.