Tenterfield junior rugby league players turn out for the Western Mustangs

STEPPING UP: Matilda Mitchell, Maddison Riley, Bonnie Zappa, Isaac Jones and Braith Clarke.

STEPPING UP: Matilda Mitchell, Maddison Riley, Bonnie Zappa, Isaac Jones and Braith Clarke.

Five junior rugby league players from Tenterfield made the leap to play at a representative level at the weekend.

The quintet were chosen to play for the Western Mustangs at the Central Region Junior Carnival in Bundaberg.

Isaac Jones played in the under-16 Western Mustangs team who won their division of the carnival.

Matilda Mitchell, Maddison Riley, Bonnie Zappa played in the in the under-14 girls who also took out their shield.

Braith Clarke turned out in the under-14 boys team.

Around 500 junior players from country areas in southern Queensland played at the carnival which also acted as a further selection trial for the Central Crows teams to take on the state championships next month.

Maddison was chosen in the under-14 girls team to play at the state titles.