Super Rugby


TSS knock off BBC as Terrace claim top spot

By Alec Munro

The Southport School have claimed a 37-29 win over Brisbane Boys College on Saturday.

Flyhalf Campbell Parata slotted six penalties and an additional two conversions as the flyhalf secured the away side an early 3-0 lead.

BBC were quick to reply after simple hands down the line found fullback Jack Bowyer in open space and over the try line, bringing BBC back into the game and with a 5-3 lead.

Simple handling errors and a lack of discipline in the breakdown on BBC’s behalf presented TSS with countless opportunities that resulted in outside centre Koen Dovey smashing through the defensive line and bagging a try.

TSS furthered their lead in the 16th minute after Number 8 Reno Gerrard received a cut-out pass from flyhalf Parata, and crossed the try line, 17-5.

Parata slotted a penalty goal in the 22nd minute to make it a 15-point ball game.

The TSS pack delivered a powerful scrum five metres out from BBC’s line which set the platform for winger Ronan Kapi’s try.

As half time approached, BBC re-gathered some momentum after outside center Cullen Ngamanu received an offload from Number 8 Xavier Vela-Tupuhi that found him in open space and over the try line bringing the score to 25-10 at half time.

After the break, TSS took advantage of BBC’s lack of discipline at the break down and Parata extended the lead with two penalty goals to push the score out to 31-10.

BBC’s Vela-Tupuhi delivered another offload that found inside centre Tetuai Raoren on the wing and over the try line, closing the gap to 31-15 in the 53rd minute.

BBC got themselves back into the game when winger Joshua Russell pick and drove over the try line to reduce the visitors’ lead to 31-22 with 10 minutes to go.

But flyhalf Parata slotted a further two penalties to put the game out of BBC’s reach.

To their credit, the home side kept fighting and flanker Tom Kibble received a quick tap and smashed through the defensive line for the final try of the match. 37-29 to TSS who now sit in third sport on the ladder.

This weekend, TSS head to Tennyson to face Gregory Terrace, while Toowoomba Grammar School play host to BBC.

Other Round 4 results

BGS 21-15 ACGS
GT 36-19 IGS
TGS 40 – 26 BSHS

Round 5 Games