NDRL opens with thrashings while BRL heavyweights impress
TWO COMPETITION heavyweights impressed as Bundaberg Rugby League stopped by Maryborough's Eskdale Park for the second round of the season.
Isis Devils enjoyed a bye last week, and in their first game faced a weak Waves Tigers side.
The Tigers officially withdrew their reserve grade side from the BRL earlier this week due to lack of numbers, and it was player availability that proved their weakness again.
With only one man on the bench the Tigers were always going to struggle, and apart from fullback Patrick Robinson scoring their first points of the season it was another day to forget.
While there is plenty of room to improve as they await the arrival of several players, the Devils ripped the Tigers apart to the tune of 50-4.
Wallaroos looked a side that could match the power of the premiership favourites, but Hervey Bay proved a class above to make it two from two to start the year.
Hervey Bay rose above the Wallaroos during a frenetically-paced first half to take a 16-4 lead into the break.
Wallaroos threatened to come back in the second stanza but Hervey Bay's class shone through, with the Seagulls eventually recording a 40-14 win.
NDRL opened their season with a feast of footy at Miriam Vale's Gary Larson Oval, with Intrust Super Cup's round two clash between Souths Logan Magpies and CQ Capras featuring on a massive card.
While they received a forfeit from South Kolan Sharks to notch the first official win of their history, Burnett Heads Cutters featured in a trial game to kick the day off.
It couldn't have gone worse for the Cutters, as they were thumped 52-0 by a Tannum Sands composite side made up primarily of rep players.
Gin Gin Hawks opened their season with a 44-30 win over Avondale Tigers, while Miriam Vale rounded out the night with an 88-0 flogging of Agnes Water Marlins.
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