Australian Club Championship: Souths v Eastwood
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Australian Club Championship: Souths v Eastwood

Australian Club Championship: Souths v Eastwood

The 2015 BLK Queensland Premier Rugby champions Souths Magpies will host 2015 Shute Shield Premiers Eastwood at Chipsy Wood Oval this Saturday, 27 February, to contest the Australian Club Championship.

Souths head into the match with a number of new faces in the team from the squad that ran out at Ballymore for the Grand Final in 2015, however they will be bolstered by players with National Rugby Championship (NRC) experience in Brisbane City squad members Alex Casey, Andrew Muirhead and Mika Tela, as well as Bond University Queensland Country halfback Scott Malolua.

Eastwood will field their own NRC representatives, with players including Jed Gillespie, Jarred Barry, Cohen Masson and Jai Ayoub having played for the Greater Sydney Rams, as well as 2015 NSW Country flyer Jerome McKenzie. The Sydney club are also the current holders of the Club Championship having beaten 2014 Hospital Cup winners University of Queensland 21-20 in early 2015.

The match will be played at Souths’ home ground, Chipsy Wood Oval, in Annerley this Saturday afternoon. Kick-off at 4:30pm AEST.

For those who can’t make it to the match, Reds TV will be live streaming the encounter via homepage.

Souths v Eastwood

  • sampro

    Souths got on a huge roll after narrowly beating Brothers in the last game of the regular season to push them into the finals. That momentum carried them all the way through to a Grand Final win. Time will tell if the break has had an effect on their run.

    • Gary

      That GF win was as good as any Souths have achieved – controlled disciplined aggression.

      • Happyman

        Was a great run to the GF Beat Brothers by a point at home the Beat them again the next week by two beat uni by a penalty after full time and then played the perfect game against Easts. I understand that Souths are missing quite a few so it will be a very tough game for the Magpies. hopefully a big home crowd will cheer them for the win.

  • Parker

    Woods, woods, woods!

  • Southsider!

    Soufs in ya moufs

  • RocSing

    It’s a pity that the ARU aren’t supporting this, with Eastwood players having to pay their own way to play the game. So much for support of the grassroots

    • Parker

      That’s a downright travesty. When are rugby administrators going to stop behaving like rank amateurs?

  • RobC

    Thanks for the writeup Reg. I searched for the results on GOOG and QRU. No luck. You wouldnt have a link to the outcome?

    • Parker

      Woods won 34-17. Finally found it on the Eastwood RUFC web site.

      • RobC

        Cheers mate. I also found it last night in the QRU fb whilst checking out the abuse Qlders are posting.

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