Round 9 of the Queensland Premier Rugby competition was most definitely one to remember.
The match of the round, Easts versus Uni, didn’t disappoint. Easts came from behind in the second half to achieve a solid 39-29 win over the Heavies. Wests are proving themselves to be a force to be reckoned with, pleasing their home crowd with a great second half comeback to defeat GPS 27-20. Brothers are the clear leaders of the table, winning over the Sunshine Coast 38-5 and earning themselves a bonus point. The Mapgies had a convincing win over Norths, defeating the home side 41-17. Sunnybank achieved the biggest winning margin of the round, getting a 73-6 victory over the Gold Coast.
Next week is set to be another stunner of a round. Brothers will look to redeem themselves against Easts after their Welsby Cup loss last year. Set to be an important showdown for both sides, the game will also be taking place on Brothers’ Ladies and Blokes Day. Sunnybank are also having their Ladies Day, coming up against Souths at Old Mac Oval. Uni and Wests will come head-to-head in a Westside clash. The two Coasts will come up against each other in what will also be a thrilling game. Last but not least, GPS will be back at home against Norths.
Round Ten will be a great one and will certainly set the tone for the second half of the season. We’ve certainly seen some great rugby this year and all teams are proving that Premier Rugby is always a great competition.
For any Twitterers out there, remember that if you do attend Premier Rugby games and have anything to say about them, use the #3rdtier hashtag. It’s been designed to promote grassroots rugby and really get the word out about how great club competitions are.
Bring on the 30th of June!
West v GPS
Wests 27 (M Lee S Fagese A Walters tries B Lainchbury 2 pens 3 cons) d GPS 20 (J Lalagavesi J Rasolea T Winkley tries P Smith pen con)
Sunnybank v Gold Coast
Sunnybank 73 (P Less 3 tries H Taefu 2 tries N Ah Wong D Tusitala D Tuamata A Gavegan R Tapuai E Lainge tries D Tuamata 9 cons) d Rugby Gold Coast 6 (C Matehaere 2 pens)
Easts v Uni
Easts 39 (J Tuapou M Brandon C Mansell D Skelton T White tries M Brandon 2 pens 4 cons d University of Queensland 29 (K Davies J Ambrosini S O’Leary W Tuffley tries W Tuffley pen 3 cons)
South v Norths
Souths 41 d Norths 17
Brothers v Sunshine Coast
Brothers 38 d Sunshine Coast Rugby Union 5
The Ladder after Round 9
|Team||Played||Won||Lost||Drawn||For||Against||Difference||BP <7p||BP 4t||Points|
|University of Queensland||9||6||3||0||340||221||119||1||7||32|
|Rugby Gold Coast||9||2||7||0||165||296||-131||1||1||10|
|Sunshine Coast Rugby Union||8||0||8||0||103||314||-211||0||0||0|
Next Weeks Fixtures
|Home Team||Versus||Away Team||Location||Game Time|
|Brothers||v||Easts||Brothers / Jack Ross Oval||1515|
|GPS||v||Norths||GPS / Yoku Road||1520|
|Sunnybank||v||Souths||Sunnybank / Old Mac Oval||1500|
|Sunshine Coast Rugby Union||v||Rugby Gold Coast||Sunshine Coast Rugby Union / Stockland Park||1445|
|University of Queensland||v||Wests||University of Queensland / St Lucia 1 (5A)||1500|
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