Panthers line up big day of rugby league

TOP JOB: Panthers player Leigh Kelly. Picture: Facebook

TOP JOB: Panthers player Leigh Kelly. Picture: Facebook

Mallabula Rugby League Club have a big day lined up this Saturday at their home ground.

The juniors kick off at high noon followed by the ladies tag and then the Panthers game, which will also be a reunion for former junior and senior players to support and celebrate rugby league on the peninsular.

Mallabula, on the back of a strong start to the season, had regrade and move to B-grade but fortunately took their competition points with them and currently are on top off the ladder despite a narrow loss to the Kotara Bears on Saturday.

The Bears won 12-10 after Mallabula led 10-6 at half time.

However, several defensive lapses proved costly.

Hooker Mitch Fletcher is in terrific form and picked up the players' player award. Best back was the evergreen halfback Josh Daniels with the best forward going to work horse Leigh Kelly who collected a four pointer in a fine display. Kelly will mark 200 games this weekend.

The ladies kick off at 2pm on Saturday and the men at 3pm.