GPS 1st XV Wrap Round 3

Churchie beat Nudgee 33-27 to snap their winning streak and remain one of the last undefeated teams.

In front of a large crowd, Nudgee were up 24-12 at the end of the first half. Two tries came through the power and hard running of Nudgee Outside Centre Robert Toia, his first coming in just the sixth minute of the game off the back of a line out, before crossing for his second in the 20th minute.

Toia was looking like the most dangerous player on the field before injury saw him depart the match just a few minutes after his second try.

Churchie’s wingers were standouts for the winning team with both players scoring a brace of tries, which came at crucial moments in the game.

Connor Simpson scored his first in the 15th minute of the game to level the score, before Mac Kelley scored Churchie’s second and his first in the 27th minute in the same corner as Simpson after supporting flyhalf Charlie Johnstone.

Kelley scored his second to put Churchie in front in the 54th minute after catching an intercept and running 60 metres to score underneath the posts to make the score 26-24.

The game was sealed for Churchie in the 67th minute when replacement forward Joe Stoddart dived through a disrupted defensive line to put the score out to 33-27.

In the game for King of the Hill bragging rights, Brisbane Grammar came from behind to stun Gregory Terrace at home.

The Gregory Terrace forward pack was dominant through the first 20 minutes of the game, with solid carries leading too two tries through pick-and-drive efforts.

However, two tries in succession from BGS Inside Centre Will Allen levelled the score at 12-all.

Grammar scrumhalf Will Shaw showed great game awareness, spotting no defenders on the short side of the scrum enabling him to seal the game for Brisbane Grammar with a try that put his side ahead 24-20

The Southport School narrowly beat Toowoomba Grammar 19-17 in their first home game of the season.

After almost beating Nudgee last week, Toowoomba Grammar were even closer to securing their second win of the season this week.

Southport made multiple line breaks throughout the game however forced offloads meant a few try scoring opportunities were missed.

Staunch line out defence from TSS ultimately won them the game with Toowoomba Grammar having multiple line-outs within the Southport 22 in the last 15 minutes of the game.

Ipswich Grammar school beat Brisbane Boys College 15-7 to secure their first win of the season.

In their first home game, Ipswich Grammar came into this game as underdogs but quickly dropped that tag when the game started.

IGS No.8 David Leota was a standout, making line breaks and powering through defenders throughout the whole game.

Benjamin Pula-Fatu scored Ipswich’s first try after a break by Leota put Ipswich only two metres out from BBC’s try line.

Israel Leota scored Ipswich’s second try through some individual brilliance beating seven BBC defenders over 40 metres.

Round 3 Results:

Churchie 33 def Nudgee College 27

Brisbane Grammar School 24 def Gregory Terrace 20

The Southport School 19 def Toowoomba Grammar School 17

Ipswich Grammar School 15 def Brisbane Boys College 7