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StoreLocal Hospital Cup Weekend Wrap – Round 10

Tue, 28/06/2022, 12:20 am
Brendan Hertel
by Brendan Hertel

Round 10 of the StoreLocal Hospital Cup saw the competition celebrate Mental Health round and edge past the halfway point of the season. There were a number of close encounters and plenty of silverware on the line across the four games. Let’s see how the matches played out.

Brothers 30 def GPS 21

The Brethren spoiled the party at GPS Old Boys day, securing a 30-21 win over the Gallopers thanks to the boot of Tayler Adams, who had a perfect day from the kicking tee.

Both teams crossed for three converted tries during the match, but three penalties from Adams proved to be the difference.

Brothers opened the scoring in the match with a try through prop Jaiden Christian, which Adams converted, to give the visitors an early 7-nil lead.

GPS crossed for their first points in the 18th minute through Tautalatasi Tasi, who crossed from close range to put the Gallopers on the board, before Adams slotted back-to-back penalties to keep Brothers in the lead.

Tevita Kaitu’u scored off the back of a rolling maul in the 37th minute, and the conversion from Jason Hofmeyr ensured GPS headed into the sheds with a narrow 14-13 lead at the break.

Brendan Bell was next to score for Brothers off the back of a rolling maul in the 56th minute, Adams added the extras to put the visitors back in the lead 20-14.

Mitch Treleaven sliced through the Brothers defence in the 65th minute, linking with Hudson Meyer who then put Jacob Rabai over in the corner for GPS’ third try. Hofmeyr slotted the conversion to put the Gallopers back in the lead 21-20.

Brothers responded straight away, with Sam Hyne crossing out wide, the successful conversion from Adams putting Brothers ahead 27-21 in the 68th minute.

GPS’ fate was sealed in the 77th minute, with a defensive mishap from Treleaven seeing him delt a yellow-card, and Adams slotted the ensuing penalty seeing Brothers claim a 30-21 win, and the Bunter Bowl in the process.

Check out the highlights from the Round 10 StoreLocal #HospitalCup grudge match between GPS Rugby Club & Brothers Rugby Club at Yoku Road. #QLDPremierRugby

Posted by Queensland Premier Rugby on Monday, June 27, 2022

Easts 47 def Sunnybank 45

Easts have claimed the Rick Tyrrell Cup for 2022 with a narrow 47-45 win over Sunnybank, in a match that was a tale of two halves.

Both teams crossed for seven tries each in the tight encounter, but the boot of Eli Pilz proved the difference, with the scrumhalf slotting six-from-seven conversions to deliver Easts their third win within seven days, with the club having played a mid-week fixture against Souths on Wednesday evening.

While Sunnybank were first to score through Peter Lee in the fifth minute, the Tigers dominated the first half. Meli Dreu, Matthew Skipwith-Garland, Richie Asiata and Jake Pappin all scored tries to give Easts a comfortable lead before Neal McNamara took a quick tap to score Sunnybank’s second try in the 38th minute. Easts answered back and Pappin crossed for his second try of the afternoon on the stroke of half-time to see Easts take a 33-12 lead into the break.

The Tigers opened up the scoring in the second-half with Skipwith-Garland scoring off an intercept for his second, before Asiata also crossed for a brace in the 51st minute, seeing Easts take a 47-12 lead.

With the Easts’ depth being tested across three games within a week, fatigue caught up with the Tigers in the second half and Sunnybank took advantage.

Back-to-back tries from David Feliuai-Lene brought the Dragons back into the match, and the home-side crossed for three tries in the closing 10 minutes of the game through Andictor Petelo, Puni Aupuni and Rex Tapuai, but the Tigers managed to hold-out just long enough secure the 47-45 win.

Relive all the action from the Round 10 StoreLocal #HospitalCup clash between Sunnybank Dragons Senior Rugby & Easts Rugby Union which saw the two clubs contest the Rick Tyrrell Cup. 🏉📺🎥#QLDPremierRugby #ClubRugby

Posted by Queensland Premier Rugby on Monday, June 27, 2022

Wests 35 def University of Queensland 14

Wests have claimed West-side bragging rights outscoring University five-tries-to-two to claim a 35-14 win over the Students at Sci-Fleet stadium.

Hooker Ethan Dobbins led the charge scoring a double in the first half, while Cooper Whiteside claimed 15 individual points through a try, two conversions and two penalties.

Dobbin opened the scoring in the 12th minute off the back of a brilliant line-out move, before Vudogo scored a chip-and-chase try 15 minutes later, which Whiteside converted to give Wests a 12-nil lead.

Dobbins was in again in the 29th minute, busting through the UQ defence off the back of a rolling maul. Whiteside added the extras to put Wests ahead 19-nil as they headed into the break.

UQ were first to score in the second half, with Pat Morrey burrowing over in the 44th minute in what was his 100th first grade appearance for the Students. Connor Rous added the extras to narrow the margin to 19-7.

Jeral Skelton crossed for Wests’ fourth try in the 58th minute, with Vilikesa Raboiliku and Ilikena Vudogo showing some great hands to set Skelton up for the try.

Kye Oates fought his way through the Wests defence in the 67th minute to score, but Whiteside iced the match for the Bulldogs slotting two penalties before scoring a length-of-the-field intercept try in the 80th minute, securing the 35-14 win.

Relive all the action from the Round 10 StoreLocal #HospitalCup derby between Wests Bulldogs Rugby & University of Queensland Rugby Football Club at Sci-Fleet Stadium 🏉🎥📺 #QLDPremierRugby #ClubRugby

Posted by Queensland Premier Rugby on Monday, June 27, 2022

Souths 30 def Norths 21

Souths outscored Norths four-tries-to-two to claim bragging rights in the ‘Battle of the Birds’ for 2022, posting a 30-21 win.

Norths opened the scoring with a penalty in the second minute of the game, followed by a try through Joseph Veramu, giving the visitors an early 8-nil lead.

Seb Hanna got Souths on the scoreboard in the 17th minute, before Lukhan Salakaia-Loto set up Corey Davis for their second try six minutes later.

Lachlan Stewart slotted a penalty for Souths in the 32nd minute, followed by Connor O’Regan adding a further three points for Norths, seeing Souths go into half-time ahead 13-11.

Jakob Morrison opened the scoring in the second stanza with an individual effort in the 46th minute, before Salakaia-Loto scored a try of his own in the 51st minute. Stewart slotted both conversions seeing Souths take a 27-11 lead.

O’Regan slotted a penalty in the 56th minute, followed by a try to Pauly Rakatau-Wiperi in the 62nd minute, which O’Regan converted to put Norths within reach of Souths – 27-21.

Unfortunately for Norths, their comeback came to an end with Stewart slotting his second penalty of the afternoon in the 79th minute to secure the win for the Magpies – 30-21.

The win was an impressive one for Souths, with the Magpies backing up after their mid-week match with the Tigers, and the victory also saw Souths claim the Vietnam Veterans Cup – the annual challenge trophy contested between Souths and Norths.

Check out the highlights from the Round 10 StoreLocal #HospitalCup ‘Battle of the Birds’ between Souths Rugby Union Club Inc & Norths Rugby Club. 🏉🎥📺 #QLDPremierRugby #ClubRugby

Posted by Queensland Premier Rugby on Monday, June 27, 2022