Injured mates inspire teams push for grand final
RUGBY LEAGUE: Murgon Mustangs players will be looking to follow the lead of the club's A-grade side as they fight to keep their season hopes alive this weekend.
The under-12, U14 and U16 teams all remain in the running to play for the premiership this season.
President Jamian Currin said the successful season so far for the Mustangs was a credit to the club's players, coaches and supporters.
"We have been lucky with a good group of kids coming through and playing for each other,” he said.
"It comes and goes, a couple of years ago struggling and now doing well, each club goes through it.”
However, the successful season hasn't come without setbacks with the U12 team losing team mate Dustin Ramke to a broken leg and the U14 side without Joel Fewquandie who is on the sideline with a broken elbow.
Currin said it had proved to be even more motivation for the players to score the win for their team mates.
"There are a few kids that are hitting back, hitting their work rate and want to do it for their team mate,” he said.
The U12s will take on Nanango looking to continue their winning form from last week's elimination final.
"The U12s started slow and have gotten stronger as season has gone on,” Currin said.
The U14s will take on Chinchilla on the back of their loss against Nanango in the qualifying final last week.
"We had a chance to draw on the bell but didn't quite get it," Currin said.
"Nanango have given us really good tussles all year and it was another good game on the weekend.
Chinchilla have been improving all year and they are improving at the right time of the season and won't be easy to beat.”
Meanwhile, the U16s will travel to Toowoomba looking to score their third win over Dalby this season to progress.
The U12 game will kick-off at noon before the U14s at 1.15pm and A-grade game at 3pm.
While it is finals Currin said the key to success would be the teams going out and playing as they had all year.
"Try and do what they did throughout the season and not change troo much because you cant change what got you there,” he said.
"They will both be close games because it is all four teams in it season on the line. It is reward for a hard fought season and all the effort that goes into training.”