THROUGH THE FINGERTIPS: Wallaroos went within a minute of beating defending premiers Past Brothers in their game at Childers Showground on Saturday.
THROUGH THE FINGERTIPS: Wallaroos went within a minute of beating defending premiers Past Brothers in their game at Childers Showground on Saturday. Matthew Mcinerney

Wallaroos match the best but have no competition points

WALLAROOS silenced most critics after their season-opening blistering performances but still have no competition points to show for their efforts.

The Maryborough club produced one of their best performances in recent times against Hervey Bay Seagulls last week only to fall by six points and backed up that effort with another stirling show against Past Brothers.

The only thing missing is a number in the "win" column, but coach Peter Waters is confident that will not be too far away.

"I think they realise now they can match it with the best. We've been in front of all three of the 'top' sides," Waters said.

"It is disappointing to lose but we're more excited about what's to come."

What is missing from this Wallaroos outfit is the experience to close out and win the tight games.

"That comes with experience and the young fellas are getting that experience now," he said.

"We'll be far better by the end of the season."

Who do you think will win the Bundaberg Rugby League premiership?

This poll ended on 25 March 2016.

Current Results

Easts Magpies

4%

Hervey Bay Seagulls

29%

Isis Devils

4%

Past Brothers (defending premiers)

27%

Wallaroos

8%

Waves Tigers

15%

Wests Panthers

8%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

Paul Shillingsworth had one of his best games since joining Wallaroos as he finished with two tries and at least two line breaks to his name.

If the centre and halfback and co-captain Luke Waters stay fit they could develop one of the competition's premier combinations.

Add hooker Jack Horder's vision, centre Shaun Collins' skill and fullback Joey Alberts' X-factor, it is the nucleus of a strong, finals-worthy side.

RESULTS

PAST BROTHERS 34 (Alberts 2, Pearson, Chapman, Fagan, Sherriff tries; Carl 5 goals) def WALLAROOS 32 (Shillingsworth 2, Alberts, West, L Waters, Ahon tries; Horder 4 goals) at Childers Showground.

HERVEY BAY SEAGULLS 36 (C Horne 3, Saumani 2, Wicks, Nau tries; C Horne 4 goals) def ISIS DEVILS 24 (Dann 2, Grant, Heehau tries; Barrit 2, Stahn 2 goals).

WAVES TIGERS 26 (Nguyen 2, Wilson 2, Bernstrom tries; Bainbridge 3 goals) def WESTS PANTHERS 24 (Seeds 2, Moran, Prichard, Barnes tries; Page 2 goals) at ATW.