Padua 2 tries to 1 victors in three periods of typical trial rugby. Padua had a few First XV standard players missing last night and I was told by a Sunshine CGS mum that they were missing some QLD reps. A breakaway and a centre? How good was their little blonde fullback though? He can kick! Was a 9 last year too. They are a courageous and tenacious team. Just couldn't get on top of the PC forwards. I really liked the look of Padua's pack but hard to say how well they will perform in the AIC. There are some big bodies and with some additional games/fitness they will be better. Disappointing for both teams that scrums went uncontested late in the game . The Ballymore Cup will be interesting.