Michael R Williams
In drenching conditions, the Blackall Magpies managed the scratch out the home team, the Alpha Brumbies in a physical game which tested both teams.
Brumbies Coach Chris Zahl said being the first game of the season the team went extremely well.
” We have done the training and fitness leading up to these games the boys just need to get some time on the field,” he said.
“The magpies have always been a hard team to play either away or at home.
“I am extremely proud of the boys and their fitness was a key factor of a great first game.”
The Blackall Magpies managed to win 28-12.