First half - scoring plays
6MIN: Taniela Tupou breaks through the defensive line before throwing a no-look, over the shoulder pass to Caleb Timu to dot down for the first try. Tuttle conversion is good. Country lead 7-0.
18MIN: Country set up a 5m maul before releasing Paia'aua who steps his opposite number to touch down under the posts. Tuttle adds the extras. Country lead 14-0.
29MIN: Timu scores his second with a run off the back of a dominant 5m scrum. Tuttle adds the conversion and Country lead 21-0.
35MIN: Drua hit back with their first try of the match to Rarawa. Waqatabu adds the extras, Drua trail 21-7.
38MIN: Tupou extends Country's lead with a lovely run off the back of a 22m lineout. Conversion no good but Country enter the break up 26-7.
second half - scoring plays
44MIN: Country are in again, Nabuli draws and offloads to Feauai-Sautia to score in the corner. Tuttle nails the conversion from the sideline and Country lead 33-7.
47MIN: The Drua hit back with a double to Rarawa, burrowing over from short range. Conversion is good. Drua trail 33-14.
50MIN: TRY TIME. James touches down after a nice kick ahead is regathered by Nabuli. Conversion no good but Country lead 38-14.
54MIN: Drua hit back with Rarawa crossing for a hat-trick after a quick tap close to the line. Conversion is good and Drua trail 38-21.
60MIN: Tupou is in for a double, barging over after strong lead up work from his teammates. Tuttle conversion is good and Country lead 45-21.
73MIN: Paia'aua has a double. Lovely try off the back of a kick ahead of Daugunu
79MIN: Nabuli is in, picking up a loose ball and running 50m with a beaming grin to score. Conversion is good and Country lead 57-21.
FULL TIME: Bond University Queensland Country defeat Fijian Drua 57-21. We're off to the grand final!
Bond University Queensland Country 57 (Caleb Timu 2, Duncan Paia’aua, Taniela Tupou 2, Chris Feauai-Sautia, Pat James, Duncan Paia’aua, Eto Nabuli tries; James Tuttle 5, Filipo Daugunu 1 conversions) defeated Fijian Drua 21 (Vesi Rarawa 3 tries; Apisalome Waqatabu 3 conversions) at Clive Berghofer Stadium in Toowoomba on Sunday 5 November, 2017.
BOND UNIVERSITY QUEENSLAND COUNTRY
1. James Slipper - Bond University/Gold Coast
2. Alex Mafi - Bond University/Mount Isa
3. Taniela Tupou - Brothers
4. Angus Blyth - Bond University/Gold Coast
5. Harry Hockings - University of Queensland/Bowen
6. Angus Scott-Young - University of Queensland
7. Tai Ford - Bond University/Gold Coast
8. Caleb Timu - Souths
9. James Tuttle - GPS
10. Hamish Stewart - Bond University/Toowoomba
11. Eto Nabuli - GPS
12. Duncan Paia'aua - Norths/Rockhampton
13. Chris Feauai-Sautia - Souths
14. Filipo Daugunu - Wests
15. Patrick James - Brothers
16. Alex Casey - Souths
17. Richie Asiata - Easts
18. Gareth Ryan - Brothers (potential NRC and Queensland Country debut)
19. Phil Potgieter - University of Queensland/Toowoomba
20. Ted Postal - Brothers
21. Tate McDermott - University of Queensland/Sunshine Coast
22. Tony Hunt - University of Queensland
23. Teti Tela - Souths
1. Eroni Mawi
2. Vesi Rarawa
3. Kalivate Tawake
4. Mataiasi Ucutabua
5. Peni Naulago
6. Samuela Saqiwa
7. Vaikali Mudu
8. Peni Raidre
9. Seru Cuvuilati
10. Kini Douglas
11. Apete Daveta
12. Cyril Reece
13. John Stewart
14. Eroni Sau
15. Apisalome Waqatabu
16. Semi Keli
17. Osea Naganilau
18. Samuela Newa
19. Filimoni Seru
20. Sakiusa Nadruku
21. Sakiusa Gavidi
22. Meli Nakarawa
23. Ifereimi Tovilevu