Some Goondiwindi Emus have starred at the Queensland Country rugby union Championships at the Gold Coast/Brisbane over the weekend.
Players Jack Cook, Sam Tweedy, Michael Jamieson and Will Gilbert were all selected to represent South-Queensland in the opens, while Jardy Dillon was selected in the U20s.
south-Queensland took on Central Queensland Friday night at Bond University. The teams battled wild wind, rain and each other as players fought for spots on Queensland Country side.
The South-Queensland Colts were narrowly beaten by Central and later North Queensland. However Jardy put in a solid performance in both games.
The opens ran out and hardly put a foot wrong with a convincing 47-0 win over their central rivals. It was tough conditions for a fullback, but that didn't stop Michael Jamieson from carving out the back. Sam Tweedy and Jack Cook's impact in the scrum and around the ruck was instrumental in taking the pack forward and setting a platform. Will Gilbert finished the game with a personal tally of 20 points which was a stunning achievement.
The game between Central and North Queensland was canceled on Saturday due to torrential rain. This set up a final encounter between North and South, to be played at the home of Queensland Country, Ballymore on Sunday. Much alike Friday the boys from the South dominated. The lads ran out winners with a score of 38-0. The win was even more impressive with South Queensland playing with 14 men for 10 minutes due to a sinbin offence. They dug in and slogged it out and ended up with a convincing victory.
The players voted on a players' player at the conclusion of the game which was awarded to Will Gilbert.
It was a top effort by all, and they will now have to wait to find out if they have made the Queensland Country Squad.