RUGBY UNION: Chris Rose scored an impressive try for Central Queensland during the Queensland Country Rugby Union championships.
RUGBY UNION: Chris Rose scored an impressive try for Central Queensland during the Queensland Country Rugby Union championships. Paul Donaldson BUN040617RUGUN8

CQ outclassed but they show fight until the end

RUGBY UNION: Central Queensland and Wide Bay player Tom Hewitt said if the side is ever to compete in the Queensland Country Rugby Union championships, it has to increase the competition level on the local front.

The region, playing at home at Salter Oval, suffered two heavy defeats to North and South Queensland in a disappointing campaign.

The team losing 63-7 to North on Saturday before ending the tournament yesterday with an 83-17 loss to the winners South Queensland. "We thought we might have had a bit of an advantage when the two sides bashed each other on Friday night," Hewitt said.

"As soon as we got out there though they showed their class and showed their physicality and put the score on us both times."

There were positives for the side though with Bundaberg's Jimmy Courtice and Chris Rose scoring against North and South.

Rose's try the highlight as he ran 80 metres from an intercept to score.



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