RUGBY LEAGUE: The Central Burnett Brumbies hosted Murgon to play their first home games on Saturday, March 17.
RUGBY LEAGUE: The Central Burnett Brumbies hosted Murgon to play their first home games on Saturday, March 17. Felicity Ripper

Brumbies bear the heat

RUGBY LEAGUE: A hot day on the field with some hot competition, the Central Burnett Brumbies hosted Murgon to play their first home game on Saturday.

With Murgon bringing the numbers the Brumbies found the competition tough but they're hopeful for a season of success.

"It's been a bit rough but we have quite a few new players so they're all still learning to play together as a team,” club president Daniel Bradford said.

Bradford is anticipating more players will turn up for games as the season unfolds.

"It's only early. Hopefully we'll be seeing more numbers over the next few weeks, we really need more under-sixes,” he said.

The season will be all about having fun and improving skills, particularly for the younger teams.

"We're pretty confident we'll be getting some of the older grades to the finals,” Bradford said.

Murgon is looking forward to a season of tough competition. Under-16 coach Steven Alexander said he was thrilled with the turnout of their players.

"We weren't sure if we'd even get teams, it can change drastically from year to year. We have plenty of numbers though,” Alexander said.

"Gayndah always has strong teams so I'm excited to see some great competition this season.”