Courageous Panthers put in a valiant effort against Chargers
RUGBY LEAGUE: It was a disappointing start for the Biloela Panthers Rugby League seniors' teams losing to Norths Chargers in all three grades at home on the weekend.
A-grade coach Graeme Middlebrooke said it wasn't the best start to the season but there were good signs from the players during the games.
"I can't fault the effort of the players they put in but there are areas of play we will have to work on at training,” Middlebrooke said.
"Turning the ball over in poor positions on the field doesn't help and makes the game easier for the opposition.”
The scores for the first round: under-20s Norths Chargers 32 d Biloela Panthers 10, Reserve Grade Norths Chargers 52 d Biloela Panthers 12 and A Grade Norths Chargers 26 d Biloela Panthers 4.
"There was a lot positives to show for a young a grade side and will improve during the season,” he said.
"Just have to work on the basics and complete sets against the opposition.”
The Panthers have the away games tomorrow lining up against Woorabinda.
The under-20s play at noon, Reserve grade 1.30pm and A-grade at 3pm.
Middlebrooke said the teams looked forward to shaping up against the attacking prowess of the Woorabinda locals.
"They are always a tough side to play and have a lot of attack and not sure what style they use sometimes,” he said.
"We have been putting some work in defence and have to take control of the game.”
The Calcutta that was planned for the first round of fixtures has been postponed until April 27 for the home game against Rockhampton Brothers.