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Author: Joe Dwyer
Reviews brought to you in conjunction with the Terrace Rugby Supporters Group.
Much has been written and spoken about the annual clash between Gregory Terrace and Nudgee College, to the point where any description of the rivalry or intensity will always be unwaveringly cliched. Nevertheless, the simple fact remains: the GT v NC match is the centrepiece of both schools’ calendars, and the atmosphere is wholly unrivalled. This was no different on 28 July, 2018, as both teams took to the field at Tennyson, for the second round of the GPS season. Gregory Terrace were hungry for a win, having mounted an incredible second-half effort last weekend against BBC, only to lose…
The first match. The opening round. Months of preparation, agonising training, endless planning, would culminate in this contest, desperately fought on Miskin Oval between Brisbane Boys’ College, and Gregory Terrace. Two teams, glistening with talent all across the park took to a field which promised fast, intense rugby. This promise was delivered on in spades. The palpable tension seconds before the kickoff soon turned into early disappointment for Gregory Terrace, as BBC were able to score mere seconds into the game. Collecting the ball in their own half, recycling, and spreading it wide, the BBC No. 11, Xavier Savage, was…