Brisbane 2nd
Division kicks off

THE Brisbane Second Division Rugby League competitions began in all grades except the Albert Bishop Shield on Saturday 5 March.

In the twelve team Northside 1 competition, there was success for both the established teams and the newcomers to the competition. Norths Juniors beat Arana Hills 48-6, Deception Bay beat Northside Natives 48-16, and Samford beat Mitchelton 28 20, while Dayboro beat Banyo 21-8, Aspley beat Normanby-UQ 26-20 and Pine Rivers beat Brook Sharks 28-16.

In Southside 1, last year?s premiers, Carina, beat Redlands 24-12, newcomers Mt Gravatt drew with Sunnybank 28-all, Wynnum Juniors beat Logan Brothers 28-18 and Greenbank beat St Brendans 20-4.

Northside 2 saw Brighton beating Normanby 22-8, Ferny Grove defeating Northern Raiders 38-4, the new Deception Bay second side beating Valleys Juniors 24-16 and Queensland Kumuls starting the season well with a 64-14 win over Pine Central Holy Spirit.

In Southside 2, Carina beat Capalaba Juniors, 20-18, Rochedale, making a return to Second Division, drew with Beenleigh Juniors 20-all, Wynnum Juniors beat Logan Brothers on a forfeit and St Josephs had the bye.

In Southside 3 it is largely a combination of new teams and those that performed well in Southside 4 last year. Bears beat Capalaba Rhinos 32-8, Rochedale beat Slacks Creek 42-0, Greenbank beat Cannon Hill 36-12, Edens Landing beat Waterford 54 12 and Sunnybank beat St Brendans 32-16.

In Southside 4, Slacks Creek beat Edens Landing 38-6, Beenleigh Juniors beat North Stradbroke Island 26-6, Browns Plains defeated newcomers Logan Wanderers 44-14 and Souths Graceville won on a forfeit from Waterford.

There are seven teams in the Arthur Sparks Shield. Early winners were Pine Rivers, who beat Sunnybank 24-10, Wynnum Juniors who beat Mustangs 34-26 and St Brendans who beat Centenary 28-8. Slacks Creek had the bye.

The Albert Bishop Shield competition will commence next Saturday, 12 March.

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