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Sunshine Coast couldn’t find an answer for the non-stop attack and pressure dealt by University, who won the match 76-7 at Stockland Stadium Sunshine Coast, on Saturday.
The match was a completely one sided affair with University scoring at will, with the bonus point wrapped up before 12 minutes had past.
The only highlight from the Sunshine Coast side was the never tiring and the constant threat of Trent Devere, who was rewarded a minute before half time with a try.
Sunshine Coast players had something else to look forward to coming into this match as well; it was Shon Siemonek’s 100th game with the club, but after their first half of play there wasn’t much to celebrate.
University’s back line and front-rowers managed to out play and out work their counterparts at every possession and allowed for a great boost in confidence going into next weeks match.
The inclusion of James Hanson didn’t hurt the side either; he played well and put on some hard metres for his side as well as scoring two tries off of some great work on the Sunshine Coasts try line.
The woes for the Sunshine Coast continued with missed tackles and a lack of communication on the field that led to a weak defensive effort overall.
Coach of the Sunshine Coast Stingrays John Rangihuna was appalled by his sides’ performance.
“I think that today was by far the worst we have played all year, that first half was twice as bad as we have been at any stage this year including the last time we played University”, said Coach Rangihuna.
“To let fifty points on you at half time it unacceptable.”
University sits second on the ladder and with very few errors today and some crisp passing they look to be in form.
University of Queensland coach Mick Heenan was happy with the win and is looking forward to next week’s game and is hopeful for the playoffs.
“I was really happy with the way we kept at it through the game, it was really pleasing stuff,” said Coach Keenan.
“We have got a big game next week, finals start for us next week, depending on results we could end up first or fifth after next week, it’s really tight at the top of the table and we’ve got a lot of work to do.”
Next week sees Sunshine Coast’s season end with a trip to Jack Ross oval to take on first place Brothers.
University will have a tough match at home in St. Lucia against the third place Easts.
University Red Heavies 76 (Curtis Browning, Will Tuffley, Matt Arvier, Tom Pincus, Gary Mitchell tries, James Hanson 2 tries, David Burns 2 tries, Elliot Hagen 3 tries, Tim Mosey 8 con) def. Sunshine Coast Stingrays 7 (Trent Devere 1 try, Matt Macaulay 1 con)
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