Mackay Cities changed home gainst Whitsunday/Proserpine Raiders.
Mackay Cities changed home gainst Whitsunday/Proserpine Raiders. Madolyn Peters

RUGBY: Reigning premiers remain undefeated

RUGBY UNION: The Whitsunday/Proserpine Raiders coach Kon Flaherty knew it was always going to be a tough game against reigning premiers, Mackay Cities at the weekend.

And being short on players made it even tougher.

Flaherty said neither team managed to score a lot in the first half.

But after the Raiders copped an injury in the second half they went down to 14 on the park which allowed Cities to ran away with the win.

"They have probably looked the best of the teams we have played so far,” Flaherty said.

"Especially in the second half, they tore us up a bit in the back.”

Kuttabul Camelboks and Bowen Mudcrabs both posted wins over Brothers and Slade Point.


Emergency services band together to rescue injured rider

Emergency services band together to rescue injured rider

Emergency services were called to the Whitsunday Great Walk.

End of an era as change comes for Carl

premium_icon End of an era as change comes for Carl

Bowen Gumlu Growers Association president Carl Walker stepping down.

SOMETHING'S GOT TO GIVE WAY: Traffic study for Airlie

premium_icon SOMETHING'S GOT TO GIVE WAY: Traffic study for Airlie

A traffic study will be conducted in Airlie Beach.