POWERED UP: The Murgon Mustangs defeated the Kingaroy Red Ants 34-22 after being down in the first 10 minutes of the game.
POWERED UP: The Murgon Mustangs defeated the Kingaroy Red Ants 34-22 after being down in the first 10 minutes of the game. Claudia Williams

Mustangs take down Red Ants, Hornets sting the Wolves

IT WAS another big weekend of action in South Burnett rugby league that started with one club clawing its way from behind to claim victory.

The Kingaroy Red Ants and Murgon Mustangs went to battle in Kingaroy on Friday night, and after a less-than-promising start, Mustangs took the win, 34-22.

Coach Paul Brunjes was thrilled with the win.

"We were down 12-nil within the first 10 minutes of the game,” Brunjes said.

"Kingaroy's defence was really good all night, but we managed to run through a few tries in the second half of the first half.

"At the end of the first half we were leading and held onto it right until the end.”

With the end of season in reach, Brunjes said the team was looking fit for finals preparations.

"We have lost the last two games so that was a bit of a wake-up call for us,” he said.

"We haven't got too many injuries and have had a really good season so I can't ask for much more than that.

"As it was a late game, we didn't to do too much celebrating, but now we just have to focus on the weeks ahead.”

It was Cherbourg Hornets' and Wondai Wolves' turn to do battle in Cherbourg on Saturday

The home side showed their dominance on the field, beating the Wolves 60-12.

Cherbourg Hornets president Warren Collins said it was a good game of football.

"I believe Wondai was short a few key players, but it was still a good hit-out for both teams,” Collins said.

He said things were going well for the Cherbourg squad, but there were a couple of good sides they still had to face before the finals begin.