CRUNCHED: The St George Saints overwhelm Chinchilla Bulldogs player Romada Barnes on Saturday.
CRUNCHED: The St George Saints overwhelm Chinchilla Bulldogs player Romada Barnes on Saturday. Contributed

Saints spring big upset

RUGBY LEAGUE: The St George Saints have claimed a crucial victory in reserve grade, defeating the Chinchilla Bulldogs 42-16 at Rowden Park on Saturday.

The commanding victory means St George moves into second on the reserve grade ladder and only two points off leaders, Chinchilla.

While it was celebrations all-round for the 1pm team, the script was a little different for the A Grade side, going down heavily to the ladder-leaders, 22-50.

The team's woes continued, having consistently struggled this season.

Celebrating women in league day, the afternoon aimed to raise vital funds for men's mental health and depression with signed Queensland Maroons, Melbourne Storm and North Queensland Cowboys jerseys up for grabs.

Organisers Fiona Jones and Di Gracie said the women in league committee was happy with the day's events.

"It was a brilliant day, we couldn't have hoped for a better result,” Ms Jones said.

"Everyone who came just wanted to support it, win the raffles and then the auctions.

"The sponsors were unbelievable with what they had done, it was such a great day.”

The women in league round regularly proves a popular round with locals and visitors each year while 2018 was no exception to the rule, according to Ms Gracie.

"We had roughly 150 into the ladies' tent and then obviously a lot of partners who were outside or playing in the games.”


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