Chris McKivat (8)
Game 4: Qld 2 v Combined States
Combined States 31 (4t 4c 1 pen) def Qld 2 12 (2t 1c)
H/T: Combined States 17 (2t 2c 1 pen) Qld 2 12 (2t 1c)
Combined States - 13. Petaia, 20. Marshall, 5. Haangana, 6. Fry tries, 11. Day pen, 4c
Qld 2 - 2. Faessler, 11. Hicks tries, 10 McCarthy con
ASRU Match Report:
G&GR reports will be published on the Blog tonight. Give that a read when it is up.
Qld teams scored 3 points after half time across Q1 and Q2.
Can this be put down to the GPS plays in Term 3 reason? If so, GPS have been playing Term 3 for quite a while, and Q1 and Q2 have been competitive on Day 1, along with having enough elite level schoolboys to warrant a roughly 50/50 representation in the Combined States team. It can't be as simple as the GPS competition hasn't started yet.
Really looking forward to reading @Lee Grant's analysis of the day's proceedings on the blog front page.
Pretty sure this years GPS teams are monumentally shitter compared to last year. Last year QLD teams were far more dominant than NSW teams, as shown by nearly winning the championships before even playing the GPS season. This year, players just aren't as good. AIC and CSS are not that decent either. Just a bad year really.