Queensland Premier Rugby Round 9 Review

Queensland Premier Rugby Round 9 Review

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.

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Bring on the 30th of June!

The Results

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)

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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)

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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

TeamPlayedWonLostDrawnForAgainstDifferenceBP <7pBP 4tPoints
University of Queensland96303402211191732
Rugby Gold Coast9270165296-1311110
Sunshine Coast Rugby Union8080103314-211000

Next Weeks Fixtures

Home TeamVersusAway TeamLocationGame Time
BrothersvEastsBrothers / Jack Ross Oval1515
GPSvNorthsGPS / Yoku Road1520
SunnybankvSouthsSunnybank / Old Mac Oval1500
Sunshine Coast Rugby UnionvRugby Gold CoastSunshine Coast Rugby Union / Stockland Park1445
University of QueenslandvWestsUniversity of Queensland / St Lucia 1 (5A)1500

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Rugby is definitely a big part of my life and I love to watch it and report on it. My teams are the Queensland Reds and Brothers.

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