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Rugby League: Admitting it was probably the "best game of the season”, the St George Saints pulled off their most important win of the year so far.

Playing at Wallumbilla on Sunday, the visitors were the victors by the time the final buzzer sounded, with a 48-24 win.

Moonrocks Man of the Match Rory Werribone said the boys played well together as a team, with strong defence.

"It was a pretty quick game in terms of play,” Werribone said.

"We all really came together and it was a good win for all the boys.

"I think we were all just really in the game, there was some good tackling.”

Scoring two tries for the team, Werribone said he looked forward to this week's qualifying final against Roma.

"It's going to be a really tough game, but we're feeling good,” he said.

Captain Hayden Beardmore said he was hopeful the team could get a win over Cities at Bassett Park this weekend.

"We're playing in the major so, if we win that, we'll head straight to the grand final,” he said.

"After Sunday's game we're feeling pretty good.

"If we play like we did on Sunday, we're in for a good chance.

"We just have to focus on our training and knuckle down on our ball work, working on a few different combinations and using all the positives from Sunday.”

Beardmore said the whole club had stepped up this year and worked together to reach their goals.

"We had a goal to make finals this year, and all three of our club teams have done that, so that's really positive compared to last year where we didn't have any of our teams make finals,” he said.

"We've lost a fair few players over the year who've suffered season-ending injures but we've gotten a lot of help from reserve- grade players who have really stepped up.

"I think this has been one of the best seasons for the club in recent years, and Sunday's game was a great way to mark that. I thought we played our best game of the year, and it was the best time to do it.”


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