Super Rugby


Premiership on the line for Nudgee and TSS

The Southport School ended St. Joseph’s Nudgee College’s unbeaten streak after a dominant second half saw them snatch victory during last weekend’s game of the round.

Currently, both sides sit on equal points on top of ladder as the GPS Rugby competition enters its’ final round today.

“Obviously there was some disappointment after last Saturday's narrow defeat to TSS, however the boys have quickly re-grouped this week and the mood has changed to a sense of excitement as we approach our final Round of the season.” Nudgee’s Rugby Coordinator Sean Graham said.

This Weekend, both teams will be at a disadvantage as they travel away from their respective home grounds.

Brisbane State High play host to Nudgee college and Southport travel to East Brisbane to take on Anglican Church Grammar School.

While they’ve suffered a few injuries towards the back end of the season, Nudgee’s playing group are confident they can get the job done today.

“We've had our fair share of injuries throughout the season, which all teams have to deal with playing a contact sport but we're confident in the ability of all our players who take the field,” Graham said.

Both Brisbane State High and Anglican Church Grammar are also neck and neck, recording two wins and five losses.

Although not having their most successful season, Brisbane State High will look to end their 2017 season on a high.

Nudgee will approach the final round with cool heads and will only change a few minor details as they go looking for the win.

“The coaches are trying to keep the week as routine as possible and focus on our processes. We've got to execute our game plan in attack, defend courageously like we have all season, but most importantly enjoy the last game together as a team,” Graham said.

With Nudgee and Southport both only recording one loss, there is a strong chance they’ll finish the 2017 season sharing the premiership.

“Winning a premiership in any sport at any level is special, and Rugby obviously has a rich history and tradition at Nudgee, so it would mean a lot not just to the playing group and coaches, but to the whole Nudgee community,” Graham said.

This weekend marks the final round of Rugby the year 12 boys will play for their respective schools so get down and support GPS Rugby for the last time in 2017.

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