TACKLED: The Red Ants took on the Stags in Kingaroy on June 24.
TACKLED: The Red Ants took on the Stags in Kingaroy on June 24. Tobi Loftus

Red Ants defeated by Stags on fundraiser day

RUGBY LEAGUE: Kingaroy Red Ants may have been defeated by the Nanango Stags on Saturday, but they finished the day with their heads held high.

The clash between the neighbouring towns concluded a massive day of rugby at the TJ O'Neill oval.

Red Ants president Wayne Frohloff said the club decided to hold a "pink day” raising funds for cancer research following a tragedy in the football family.

"It started a couple of years ago when a club member's wife came down with cancer and passed away,” he said.

"So a special pink day is something the club thought was a good thing to do, in respect of the family and the community.”

Frohloff said the community got behind the event.

"There was a lot of support for the day,” he said.

"It was a big day, it was all good, there was a lot of good football all day and great crowd was there.

"Just seeing the kids getting out and enjoying the day was really good.”

He said despite the Red Ants losing to the Stags 38-22 in the A-grade match, it had still been a good day.

"We still haven't got a settled side there yet,” he said.

"Losing a couple of players through injury doesn't help. Trying to get a core team together is a bit difficult, because of work commitments and losing one or two a week due to injury.

"So we've been chopping and changing a fair bit.”

Frohloff said the Red Ants had two home games left for the season.

"We're hosting a double header in the A grade this weekend.”