Queensland U20s finish second Super U20s Championship Campaign Undefeated
The Queensland U20s have secured their second straight undefeated Super U20s Championship title, defeating NSW Gen Blue 49-19 in the Grand Final at Ballymore.
The Queensland side outscored their NSW counterparts six tries to three in front of a strong crowd, with University of Queensland winger Sam Edwards scoring a hat-trick. Scrumhalf Harry Nucifora was clinical with the boot, slotting five conversions and three penalties.
Flyhalf Hamish Stewart, who sat on the bench for the St.George Queensland Reds last night, was named Man of the Match.
LIVE BLOG - First half
2 MIN | Queensland U20s take an early lead through a penalty goal to Harry Nucifora. Queensland lead 3-0.
11MIN | NSW Gen Blue penalised for hands in the ruck. Nucifora slots the penalty goal. Queensland U20s lead 6-0.
13MIN | Try time Sam Edwards. Queensland's left winger made a break 50m downfield before NSW forced a turnover, but Evans kicked a loose ball ahead and pounced on it to score. Nucifora added the conversion, Queensland U20s lead 13-0.
17MIN | Queensland U20s are in again, this time with Will Eadie crossing the chalk after a nice midfield line break from Jayden Ngamanu. Nucifora added the conversion to extend Queensland's lead to 20-0.
23MIN | NSW Gen Blue Kepu Lokotui gets a yellow card for a deliberate knock down while Queensland on attack inside 22m. Nucifora penalty goal extends Queensland U20s lead to 23-0.
25MIN | NSW Gen Blue hit back with a short range try to Max Girdler. James Ramm unable to add the extras. Queensland lead 23-5
31MIN | Sam Edwards is over again. Nucifora adds the extras and Queensland U20s lead 30-5
35MIN | Angus Scott-Young extends Queensland's lead with a try off the back of nice interplay by Ngamanu and Nucifora, whose conversion pushes the score to 37-5.
40MIN | NSW Gen Blue hit back with a try on half time to Number 8 Girdler. Ramm adds the extras and Queensland lead 37-12.
LIVE BLOG - SECOND HALF
54MIN | SUB Masi Ganita on for Angus Blyth
59MIN | Queensland U20s score the first points of the second half, with a burrowing short-range from Reece Hewat. Nucifora conversion takes Queensland lead 44-12.
61MIN | SUB Alex Horan on for Tony Hunt
63MIN | NSW Gen Blue hit back with a try to Jackson Mohi. Ramm conversion closes the gap, but Queensland still in front 44-19.
65MIN | SUB Pat Tafa on for Reece Hewat
69MIN | Hat-trick to Sam Edwards. Nucifora misses the conversion, Queensland lead 49-19
72MIN | SUBS Pitz for Nucifora, Gorman for Hoopert, Tominiko for Gall, Faessler for Maafu.
FULL TIME: Queensland U20s claim back-to-back undefeated Super U20s Championships with a 49-19 win over NSW Gen Blue.
Congratulations to Queensland U20s flyhalf Hamish Stewart on being named man of the match.
1. Harry Hoopert – Brothers, Jondaryan
2. Effie Ma’afu – Wests
3. James Gall* – Easts
4. Angus Blyth – Bond University, Gold Coast
5. Harry Hockings – University of Queensland, Bowen
6. Angus Scott-Young – University of Queensland
7. Liam Wright (C) – Easts
8. Reece Hewart – Norths
9. Harry Nucifora – Bond University, Gold Coast
10. Hamish Stewart - Bond/Toowoomba
11. Sam Edwards – University of Queensland
12. Tony Hunt – University of Queensland
13. Dylan Riley – Bond University, Gold Coast
14. Will Eadie – University of Queensland
15. Jayden Ngamanu – Souths
16. Matt Faessler – Brothers, Darling Downs
17. Lloyd Gorman - Sunnybank
18. Laurence Tominiko – Sunnybank
19. Seru Masirewa Ganita – Sunnybank
20. Patrick Tafa – Sunnybank
21. Eli Pilz – Easts, Sunshine Coast
22. Isaac Lucas - Sunnybank
23. Alex Horan – University of Queensland
NSW GEN BLUE
1. Harry Johnson-Holmes
2. Jack Nettleton
3. Harrison Chapman
4. Ryan McCauley
5. Tom Piroddi
6. Lachlan Swinton
7. Lachlan Simpson
8. Max Girdler
9. Theo Strang
10. Bayley Kuenzle
11. James Ramm
12. Kepu Lokotui
13. Esera Chee Kam
14. Edward King
15. Tim Clements
16. Max Stewart
17. Phillip Bradford
18. Dan Matthews
19. Harry McLennan
20. Dom McGrath
21. Banjo Travers
22. Daniel Boardman
23. Jackson Mohi