Sport

Top rival gets hammered

HAMMERS: The under-18 Gympie Hammers rugby union team before their match against Caloundra last week.
HAMMERS: The under-18 Gympie Hammers rugby union team before their match against Caloundra last week. Contributed

THE newly formed under-16 Gympie Hammers secured its second win of the season last Saturday, beating second-placed Brothers in a convincing display.

A healthy local crowd turned out at White's Gully for the match, and were soon on their feet as Billy Lord finished off some good lead-up play from Lachlan Johns and James Sharpe, scoring the first try within one minute of the kick off.

Speedster Lachlan Birt ran 80 metres to score a spectacular try soon after and give Gympie the 12-0 lead.

Brothers hit back after half time to reduce the deficit to five points, before slotting a penalty goal to be within two, but a final Hammers try sealed the 17-10 win.

Coach Don Pitt was particularly happy with his players' discipline and ball control, specific elements he had focused on at training.

They will take on Caloundra in Caloundra at 2pm today, and a win could move the Hammers into fourth on the ladder.

It was a much tougher outing last week for the under-18 Hammers, who were dealt a footballing lesson from in-form Caloundra, going down 54-0.

The speed and footwork of Caloundra's backline proved too much to handle for Gympie, who defended their line bravely, but had no real answers.

Coach Adam Mackay highlighted the tackling of some of the players as an area that needs work.

It was put to the test last night, as they took on Maleny in Maleny.

While the Hammers are winless in the under-18 competition, they are in third place due to three of their matches being forfeited by the opposition.

Gympie Times

Topics:  brothers gympie hammers rugby union



How to survive a bushfire in your car

IT SOUNDS like a nightmare, but it can happen.

Eight reasons to join the RFS

SPREAD across 93% of Queensland, the Rural Fire Service has about 36,000 volunteers. And you could be one of them.

What if my insurer gives me grief?

CLAIMING your insurance cover after a natural disaster can go one of two ways. It can be a breeze, or like pulling teeth.

Opinion: Technology can't control Mother Nature

Gympie Times Editor Shelley Strachan

Mary Valley farmer's stoicism in the face of adversity

Gundiah drivers safer with new Gutchy Creek bridge

NEW BRIDGE: Transport Minister Darren Chester and Federal Member for Wide Bay Llew O'Brien get together in the Gympie region earlier this year.

Gundiah drivers safer with new Gutchy Creek bridge opening

Dog owners ripped off thousands in unfair fees

In New South Wales, it costs $150 to register a whole dog and $40 for a desexed dog - for life.

Revelations dog owners pay 10 times more than they should.

Local Partners

Farmers count the cost after hailstorm devastation

Rob Price and his wife are just two of many who are devastated by hailstorms last week.


Kernaghan's a 'boy from the bush' with a timeless quality

Country music singer Lee Kernaghan.

Lee Kernaghan is celebrating the 25th year of his breakthrough song.

PARTY TIME: Two huge nights of Christmas on Mary

IN THE MOOD: Jade Alexis dressed up for a Mary Christmas on December 14 and 21.

Mary St keeps up its new Christmas night shopping tradition

All your entertainment needs sorted for this weekend

ROCK ON: Travis Collins will be at the Royal Hotel to promote his new album on Friday night

Don't let the bad weather chase away a good time.

Kernaghan's a 'boy from the bush' with a timeless quality

Country music singer Lee Kernaghan.

Lee Kernaghan is celebrating the 25th year of his breakthrough song.

Irina Shayk and Bradley Cooper happy as baby looms

Irina Shayk and Bradley Cooper are in an "extremely happy place"

Brad Pitt bids to keep custody battle private

Brad Pitt will go to court to keep his custody battle private

Sia has split from her husband

Sia has split from her husband Erik Anders Lang.

Amy Schumer thanks Barbie trolls for hateful comments

Amy Schumer is in the lead role for the new Barbie movie

Shannen Doherty's husband is suing for destroyed sex life

Shannen Doherty's husband is suing her former manager

Ipswich City Properties asset portfolio retains its value

Ipswich City Council Administration Building, South Street, Ipswich. Photo: Claudia Baxter / The Queensland Times

New website launched by Ipswich City Council

INSIDE STORY: The highlights of your $150 million CBD

GRAND PLAN: The highlights of the Ipswich CBD redevelopment and where they will be located.

Work on city heart's radical transformation to begin next year

VOTE IN OUR POLL: Sand mine opponents face serious dilemma

Public meeting for the proposed sand mine at Maroochydore last week.

Coast MP calls on Minister to stop KRA proposal with stroke of a pen

Developer's grand new multi-million dollar estate

NEW ESTATE: This is the only plan revealed by the property developer's new Billabongs Estate in Agnes Water.

DEVELOPER given the go ahead for a massive estate with 149 homes.

Couple's desperate $550K price drop to sell Gladstone home

Brian Headley and Kirstene Staib are selling their Kin Kora mansion for $750,000.

TELL tale sign of Gladstone's property market.

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!