DOGS IN FORM: Chinchilla Bulldogs defeated St George 28-24 at Chinchilla.
DOGS IN FORM: Chinchilla Bulldogs defeated St George 28-24 at Chinchilla. Zoe Bell

Four point loss won't dull fire in Dragon's bellies

RUGBY LEAGUE: While they may not have come home from Chinchilla with a win, man of the match Corvin Cooper applauded the efforts of his team.

"We only had 13 boys fresh for A-grade, so we had a few from reserve grade play up, and a couple of our A-grade boys benched for the reggies,” he said.

"It was a big effort for a lot of the boys to play two games, so I think we can walk away from that feeling pretty good even if we didn't have a win.

"We only lost by a try. We sought a lot of opportunities early on in the game out wide and we used them quicker than we should have.

"In the end we really needed to go forward and not wide and we just had a lot of missed opportunities.

"It's always hard to play away, especially when we travel three hours to Chinchilla.”

With the weekend game marking the beginning of the final round, Cooper said his team were feeling confident as they headed towards finals.

"We are feeling confident, we have a few little things we really need to work on at training, but as we head towards finals... we definitely have the team to do it this week,” he said.

"Seeing Cities go down to Red Bulls on the weekend gave us a bit of extra... before we play them this weekend at home.

"We'll also play Mitchell and the Red Bulls again, and the bulls are showing us that they are finishing off this season strong so they're ones to watch.”

In under-16s, the boys went down to Chinchilla 36-22.

The reserves also got up, winning 20-14.