Round 8 StoreLocal Hospital Cup Teams

Fri, May 24, 2024, 5:13 AM
by Queensland Rugby Media Unit

Grand finalists Wests Bulldogs have taken steps to shake up their modest recent form for Saturday's clash against Easts at Bottomley Park.

Back-to-back losses to GPS (36-19) and Brothers (31-12) have left the Bulldogs searching for answers in this key match-up in Round Eight of the StoreLocal Hospital Cup.

"We've had a couple of rough weeks and there's definitely been some soul searching within the team," Wests skipper Connor Anderson said.

"We had a team dinner on Wednesday and got into a good training session on Thursday. The answers to getting through these bumps will come from focussing on ourselves.

"I'd say Easts and UQ have been the biggest movers form-wise since the start of the season so we certainly respect our opponents."

The Bulldogs will be without their Melbourne Rebels players on Saturday but they need a lift in the forwards regardless of personnel.

Reds squad halfback Louis Werchon has been installed at flyhalf which means Tomas Hanham-Carter is at fullback.

Welshman Gruffydd John-Morris is the new hooker.

Meli Dru will again guide the Tigers from No.10 as they chase a fourth straight win.

At Chipsy Wood Oval, Harry McLaughlin-Phillips will steer Souths against Bond University.

At Crosby Park, quicksilver halfback Will Cartwright finds himself on the wing for the clash against Norths.

At Oldmac Oval, Sunnybank will host University of Queensland.

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Your StoreLocal Hospital Cup teams for Round Seven of Queensland Premier Rugby:


Saturday 25 May, 3:35pm – Souths Rugby Club

  1. Helaman Samuela
  2. Callum Lauder
  3. Phransis Sula-Siaosi
  4. Samual Von Blanckensee
  5. Jake Kurbatoff
  6. Reece Meise
  7. Kohan Herbert
  8. Jack Farrell
  9. Finn Hearn
  10. Harry McLaughlin-Phillips
  11. Joseph Veramu
  12. Vilikesa Raboiliku
  13. Alofa Alofa
  14. Tye James
  15. Lachlan Stewart
Bond University
  1. Levi Samuela
  2. Jack Winchester
  3. Rhys Sheriff
  4. Charles McCauley
  5. Dylan Loader
  6. Zebediah Misios
  7. Joel Brown
  8. Nixon Taramai
  9. Jordan Lenac
  10. Fred Dorrough
  11. Ieuan Cornelius
  12. Tyler Campbell
  13. Gus Wolton
  14. Hamish Roberts
  15. Rhian Stowers

Saturday 25 May, 3:05pm – Easts Rugby Club

  1. Tom Fowler
  2. Sam Finocchiaro
  3. Massimo De Lutiis
  4. Charlie Scott
  5. Fred Fewtrell
  6. Tau Tuisamoa
  7. Henry Wilson
  8. James Livingstone
  9. Eli Pilz
  10. Meli Dreu
  11. Dougal Gray
  12. Matt Smit
  13. Gus Godwin
  14. Shea Lalagavesi
  15. Jordan Carriera
  1. Jone Tiko
  2. Gruffydd John-Morris
  3. Bronson Tauakipulu
  4. Cailen Hope
  5. Max Johnson
  6. John Schwalger
  7. Bradley Kelegai
  8. Connor Anderson
  9. James Alexander
  10. Louis Werchon
  11. Josateki Lalagavesi
  12. Charlie Tuou
  13. Mosese Dawai
  14. Henry Speight
  15. Tomas Hanham-Carter

Saturday 25 May, 3:05pm – Brothers Rugby Club

  1. Liam Fletcher
  2. Quentin Raravula
  3. Siona Latu Talakai
  4. Nick Cross
  5. Hamish Muller
  6. Michael Wood
  7. Noah Nielsen
  8. Brad Hemopo
  9. Isaac Tarabay
  10. Paddy James
  11. Seb Hanna
  12. Dre Pakeho
  13. Benn Dalle Cort
  14. Will Cartwright
  15. Finn Pras
  1. Ollie Harris
  2. Josh Mongard
  3. Eli Junior Latu
  4. Chris Minimbi
  5. Yvhan Allsworth
  6. Takehiro Kimura
  7. Conor Chittenden
  8. Leo Langbridge
  9. Cody Mitchell
  10. Harry Langbridge
  11. Jackson Connelly
  12. Jack Peoples
  13. Tevita Toloi
  14. Alex Flanagan Smith
  15. Will McCulloch

Saturday 25 May, 3:05pm – Sunnybank Rugby Club

  1. JP Tominiko
  2. Josh Mahina
  3. Eli Fakailoatonga
  4. Zac Shepherd
  5. Taine Roiri
  6. Ravuama Vuetanavanua
  7. Joe Faulalo
  8. Pita Halaifonua
  9. Dominic Bellars
  10. Liam McNamara
  11. Junior Laloifi
  12. Francis Pona
  13. Mone Ma’afu
  14. Alosio Bera
  15. Kitione Taliga
  1. Lachlan Pheely
  2. Jake Tierney
  3. Jethro Felemi
  4. Jacob Blyton
  5. Jack Brady
  6. Adam Korczyk
  7. William Rua
  8. Okaw Obonno
  9. Flynn McDermott
  10. Brad Twidale
  11. Niven Longopoa
  12. Tom Molloy
  13. James Simpson-Te Pairi
  14. Briaden Oates
  15. Kye Oates