Bright future for juniors

A WEEKEND of competition against some of Queensland's top teams was all Brett Phillips needed to confirm that Junior Bundaberg Rugby was heading in the right direction.

Players from Bundaberg mixed it with their counterparts from Brisbane and Caboolture at the Lighthouse Cup in Burnett Heads.

“I was really pleased with how far we have come since the competition started a few years ago,” he said.

“Playing against quality opposition is really giving these kids a chance to improve their games.

“Now they are competing against these guys in close games and even getting a few wins.”

Bundaberg under-16s and under-15s were each undefeated in the Lighthouse Cup.

Competing against Southern Bay Cyclones under-14s, Bundaberg came up with a win.

The under-12s also got a win, while the younger teams were competitive against their southern counterparts.

In the Masters, Rum City Ruckers led most of the match but lost the cup when a Caboolture Fossils player grabbed an intercept and took it all the way for a try.

“It was fun day and we're looking forward to doing it again next year,” Phillips said.

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