Pirates going strong

Pirates Rohan Messer. Photos: HERDO PHOTOGRAPHY

Ron Lane

Another great weekend for Noosa Pirates Rugby League. In the third grade Noosa defeated Kilcoy 18-16. Pirates started strong going to an early lead 12 -0. But Kilcoy hit back going to half time 12-12. Smart play from halfback Lachlan Gladman set up the winning try. Blair Ryan again solid in mid field with Kaleb Hart playing at lock, was one of the teams’ best.

Reserve grade saw Noosa defeat Maroochydore 28-12. Maroochydore started strong taking a 6-0 lead. Noosa defence was ok, but ball control was average. However, Noosa managed to level the score at half time. Ball control much better second half, and Jake Bullin and Lachie Proctor working well up the centre. Ashar Buckman looked dangerous from the back and Zane Keen went strong when he came on as number 9.

Great field position proved the major factor, giving Noosa a 28-12 win. Zane Keen finished off a fine hattrick at the end and Hayden Trask ran well with Kabel Hart proved strong in his Reserve grade debut.

In the A grade Pirates continued the winning streak defeating Maroochydore 32-12. “Following a tough game last week our boys dominated the ruck first half with tries to centre Rohan Messer and five-eight Matt Craven. Leading 12 nil game was stopped for almost an hour, while ambulance was attending an injured player. Game restarted with 13 minutes left in first half, with rain pouring down: then Maroochydore scored on the hooter. However, second half saw Noosa controlling the rucks.

However, halfback Corey Herdegen kicking and running game was exceptional: this led to Messers’ second try of the evening. The game was wrapped up with classy tries to Joel Cox and Ethan Pohlner. Great forward play on the night, Caleb Van Alrick and Joel Cox were exceptional. Jayden Bishop great after his first game back for a couple of seasons: his strong running really set up the start of our sets.

Patrick McGinn was again fantastic at fullback kicking 6 from 6.with the boot. This Saturday we host Coolum for the Presidents Cup as we sit top spot on the ladder, halfway point of the season. Out goal for the second half of the season is consistency.’’ Coach Michael Duff.


According to Colin Jones spokesperson for the Noosa Outriggers, something with a bit of difference for the paddlers will be held this weekend with a Regatta held by Mooloolaba for small craft only. The annual Beach to Beach is on with the course from Moffat Beach to Mooloolaba Beach.

For Ocean Skis, Surf Skis, double Skis, Foils, Prones, SUPs and OC1s, OC2s, and OC3s: the course is16km, heading north from Caloundra to Point Cartwright, with an alternative course south from Mudjimba if the weather conditions are such. Good luck to all