Beaudesert Warriors play Brisbane Brothers in final game of round one.

UNION: Competition was fierce for the final game of round one between Beaudesert Warriors and Birsbane Brothers. Photo: Supplied.
UNION: Competition was fierce for the final game of round one between Beaudesert Warriors and Birsbane Brothers. Photo: Supplied.

RUGBY union competition has heated up as the Beaudesert Warriors played their final rugby of the first round against the Brisbane Brothers side.

On April 27 in front of a large home crowd the Warriors made a great start to the game with some punishing forward runs coming from Ben Nash, Brendan Magee and Troy Gillespie.

Warriors president Shayne Callaghan said the Warriors got close to scoring on a number of occasions but their opponents put points on the board first with a long range try from their outside backs.

“This didn’t phase the Warriors at all and they came back with a try of their own through hard running centre Josh Tyrell,” he said.

“A close encounter ensured throughout the rest of the first half with Brothers going into the break leading 7-5.”

Mr Callaghan said the second half started in much the same fashion as the first with both teams showing desperate defence to keep the other out.

“It was only through tired Warriors defence did the Brethren score again,” he said. 

“The Warriors motto is “never give up” and they showed this on the park by hanging in until the final whistle.

“With no reserves to call upon they did themselves and their supporters proud by playing another hard game of rugby.

“With a large contingent of former Warrior juniors taking the field in Henry Boyd, Michael Deerain, Will Kelly and Caleb Callaghan, all showing they can easily handle the rigours of senior football.

“Coach Magee said he was extremely proud of the youngsters and the skill that they showed when playing against much older and experienced opposition.”

Mr Callaghan said this week would be a bye round for the Warriors before they started the second round on May 11 against University of Queensland side Med XV.