FINDS THE GAP: South Burnett Eagles half Ryley Drayton makes a break in the match against Oakey.
FINDS THE GAP: South Burnett Eagles half Ryley Drayton makes a break in the match against Oakey. Matt Collins

South Burnett Eagles soar in clash with Oakey Bears

SOUTH Burnett's under 18 rugby league team is flying high after a big win at the weekend.

It was all one-way traffic when the South Burnett Eagles defeated Oakey Bears 84-12 on Saturday afternoon in Kingaroy.

South Burnett's coach Mitch Cush was proud of his team and couldn't find too many faults after the win.

"I thought they did everything they could of,” Cush said.

The coach was impressed by his team's structure and teamwork.

"Obviously we have some things set up,” Cush said.

"You try to get them to execute and do the right thing.”

While the whole team played well, Cush said there were a couple of stand-outs on the day.

"We gave points to Eddie Albury Jnr from Cherbourg and our forward, Jack Sullivan,” he said.

"Jacob Mead played well, as well as Ryley Drayton.”

The win puts the Eagles in a good position leading up to the upcoming Madsen-Rasmussen Trophy, a game where the top two teams in the league face off.

After the weekend's games, those top two teams are South Burnett and Souths.

But with three rounds before the Madsen-Rasmussen Trophy, Cush said there was still plenty to do yet.

"We are currently sitting in second, but it is pretty condensed at the top,” he said.

"There are only two or three points between first and sixth.”

The challenge will be made that much harder for the South Burnett team as each of their next three games are away from home.

"We play Wattles away, then Gayndah and then Gatton,” Cush said.

"We have got a tough run coming up.

"We have just got to keep winning,” he said.

The Under 18 South Burnett Eagles will also play in the 47th Battalion representative tournament.

"We have 26 players which we need to drop down to 20,” Cush said.