Round Six of Queensland Premier Rugby has seen yet another week of action, thrills and spills.
Let’s start with GPS. With lots of ladies gathered for GPS’ Ladies Day, the stakes were high. The highly-entertaining game ended in a 26-all draw.
Sunnybank have officially returned to their winning ways, with a massive 63-17 win over Wests.
Brothers remain undefeated thus far, after pulling 39-15 win over Norths who remain in last position on the ladder.
And last but not least, here’s the match report from Souths’ thrilling 29-22 win over Bond.
Souths have broken their two-game losing streak after a thrilling, tightly-contested 29-22 win over Bond University at Chipsy Wood Oval in Round Six of Queensland Premier Rugby.
Desperate to remain in the Top Four, the stakes were high for the Souths boys –especially in front of the crowd gathered for the club’s Annual Ladies Day.
Souths showed dominance in attack early in the first half but Bond were often quick to respond. Keeghan Sefton sought to get an early lead after a chip and chase towards the try line but this early attempt was blocked by a quick-thinking Bond side. This missed opportunity was redeemed minutes later after Souths scored in the corner.
With a 12-point deficit and ten minutes to go in the first half, Bond’s standout performer Cass Walding put five points on the board for his team which brought the score to 12-5 in favour of the home side.
A slight lag in Souths’ defence minutes before half time saw them concede another five points.
“When we play field position we do well but when we don’t play field position we turn the ball over too many times and cost ourselves points,” Souths coach Michael Broad said.
Crossing the line with a five-pointer just before half time, Souths went to the break leading just 17-15.
Bond came back firing after the break, scoring a try to put them in the lead 22-17.
Bond coach Rob Nowlan was happy with his team’s try-scoring abilities, “we made some really good line breaks,” he said.
Souths demonstrated intensity in attack later in the second half but their attempts were often halted by Bond’s solid defence.
“Bond play a really good brand of rugby. They support each other well and they’re quick in defence,” Broad said.
A break for the line from flyhalf Preston Springhall was welcome by cheers from the Souths crowd but this was short-lived after Bond try scorer Steve Taliaulo intercepted the ball. Minutes later, however, Springhall managed a quick dash to the line and levelled the score to 22-all with ten minutes left.
A try to Souths in the dying minutes sealed the 29-22 final score and restored the Magpies’ early season form.
“We played well overall but we just made basic errors. We just need to get back to basics.
“We’re a good team, we just need to work on a few things.” Coach Nowlan said.
Bond will return home to play Wests next week, while Souths have a bye.
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