Big season ahead for Spuds

Billy Youman was Guyra’s best and fairest in A grade
28th Mar 2023

Guyra made its rugby league return on Saturday with trials against Werris Creek used as a springboard to what is shaping as a big season.  
The day began with a close leaguetag fixture, Werris Creek scoring twice late in the game to win 22-16.  
Kyiesha Landsborough scored a double for the Spudettes and Kiarna Landsborough ran in Guyra’s other try.  
Those two were Guyra’s best while Ellie Mitchell, Taylor Waters and Kayla Kim-Moran were also impressive.  
In the first Guyra under 18s fixture in well over a decade the young Super Spuds showed their class in a 28-12 win. 
Rave Brazier finished with two tries on the left wing, Ryan Jones, Oscar Atkin and Ben Reinke adding the others. 
Robert Sisson and Angus Brazier were strong in their first games for many years, while Atkin, Harrison Brazier and a number of other Spuds also performed well. 
The A grade game did not go as planned when penalties cruelled Guyra’s chances. 
Werris Creek ran out to a 16-nil halftime lead and added another try after the break to lead 20-nil. 
Busta Gee scored Guyra’s first try and the comeback was on when Mark Walker caught a high ball for another. 
At 20-10 the Spuds needed an even share of the ball, but it didn’t come and the Magpies scored twice more in the dying stages to win it 30-10 with the final penalty count reaching 14-5 in their favour. 
Billy Youman, James Deaves, Garth Walls, Corey Torrens, Bailey Wilson and Taylor Brennan were among Guyra’s best. 
It was a successful day for the club, which now turns its attention to the April 15 season opener against Tingha at the New Red Hill.