Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Super Slippery Rugby; Gladstone Juniors Make a Splash in Wet Conditions

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Super Slippery Rugby; Gladstone Juniors Make a Splash in Wet Conditions

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Byline: Matt Harris .com.au

RESULTS

U11: Colts def. Gladstone

U13: Central Vikings def. Gladstone;

Nogoa Redclaws def. Gladstone

U15: Gladstone/Biloela 24 def. Nogoa Redclaws 14.

RUGBY UNION: A venue change and some rain didn't deter the Gladstone Rugby Union Football juniors from a successful round of competition at the weekend.

Last week's wet weather meant Rugby Capricornia's Super Saturday of juniors action had to be moved from Marley Brown Oval to the Briffney Creek fields, but that didn't stop the Grufs from making a splash.

The Under-15s took out their first victory of the season with a 24-14 win against Emerald side Nogoa Redclaws.

There wasn't such luck in the other age groups with both U13 sides and the U11s falling to defeat.

However, the results didn't matter with Gladstone junior coordinator Ben Leis saying all junior players revelled in the wet and muddy conditions.

"We were quite surprised we could play, so it was a rare opportunity for the kids to play in wet conditions," he said. …

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