Team camaraderie and completing sets key to U14 victory
THE Murgon Mustangs are the team to beat for the under-14 South Burnett Rugby League premiership this season.
That's according to Nanango Stags coach, Chris Sperling.
"They turn up, they have got a good side with a few good players amongst them, they are a good quality team,” he said.
Murgon defeated the Central Burnett Brumbies 18-6 and Nanango got up against Wondai 14-0 with the game called 15 minutes early.
Sperling said while his team secured the win there was still a lot of work to be done ahead of the finals.
"We have got a lot to improve on coming into the finals but we are looking alright at the moment,” he said.
"We need to complete our sets and defend harder and play smarter football.”
With just 14 players for the remainder of the season, Sperling said numbers were going to hurt his side with a few players pulling out.
"We will come good. We have got a lot of work to do on attack and defence and completing sets,” he said.
The players are mates on and off the field and having a team of parents cheering them on each week is what Sperling enjoys about coaching the side.
"It is the enjoyment of being around the kids,” he said.
"It brings you back to being a 14-year-old and the memories and it is the enjoyment of being around the boys is a good laugh and good fun.”