Bond University Queensland Country defeat Melbourne Rising
Bond University Queensland Country claimed a 54-12 win over Melbourne Rising on a sunny Saturday afternoon on the Gold Coast in Round 5 of the National Rugby Championship.
Country outscored their opponents eight tries to two and currently sit on top of the NRC ladder.
“The whole team stood up and performed today. They were tested throughout the match but stood up to the challenge. They managed to hold the Rising out with only 13-men on field, which says a lot about the culture within the side and their attitude in defence." - Head Coach Brad Thorn
First half - Scoring plays
16MIN: Chris Feauai-Sautia scores the first try of the match after an offload from Liam Wright who fell just short. Tuttle adds the conversion. Country lead 7-0.
35MIN: Daugunu scores Country's second after Feauai-Sautia got a turnover and popped the ball up to his winger. Tuttle kicks the conversion and Country lead 14-0.
Second half - scoring plays
48MIN: Tupou scores Country's third try with a crash ball from short range. Tuttle adds the conversion and Country lead 21-0.
52MIN: TRY TIME Stewart. Nice run and overhead pass from Timu to his flyhalf to score. Tuttle kicks his fourth conversion and Country lead 28-0.
60MIN: Rising hit back with their first try of the match. Reserve hooker Mapusua scoring off the back of a rolling maul. Conversion unsuccessful and Country lead 28-5.
64MIN: Country skipper Paia'aua crashes and steps his way over the try line to score his side's fifth try. Stewart kicks the conversion and Country lead 35-5.
72MIN: TRY TIME Tela! Ford forced a turnover and got an offload away to Tela who ran away to score. Country lead 40-5.
74MIN: TRY TIME Daugunu! Lovely try with Stewart kicking ahead to his winger to grab his second. The winger converts his own try. Country lead 47-5.
79MIN: Daugunu is in again, scoring his hat trick try after an offload from Ford. The winger converts his own try and Country lead 54-5.
80+MIN: Havea scores a consolation try for Rising. McGregor adds the conversion. Country claim it 54-12.
Bond University Queensland Country 54 (Chris Feauai-Sautia, Filipo Daugunu 3, Taniela Tupou, Hamish Stewart, Duncan Paia’aua, Teti Tela tries; James Tuttle 4, Stewart 1, Daugunu 2 conversions) defeated Melbourne Rising 12 (Cameron Mapusua, Jason Havea tries; Jack McGregor 1 conversion) at Bond University on Saturday 30 September, 2017.
1. Sef Fa'agase - University of Queensland/Beaudesert
2. Alex Casey - Souths
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. Liam Wright - Easts
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. Richie Asiata - Easts
17. Alex Mafi - Bond University/Mt Isa
18. Fred Burke - GPS
19. Rob Puli'uvea
20. Tai Ford - Bond University/Gold Coast
21. Tate McDermott – University of Queensland/Sunshine Coast
22. Teti Tela - Souths
23. Veresa Mataitini – Norths
1. Rory O’Connor
2. Siliva Siliva
3. Fereti Sa’aga
4. Steve Cummins
5. Emmanuel Latu-Meafou
6. Jason Havea
7. Ikapote Tupai
8. Rob Leota
9. Harrison Goddard
10. Jack McGregor
11. Semisi Tupou
12. Sione Tuipulotu
13. Hunter Paisami
14. Kitione Ratu
15. Jack Maddocks
16. Cameron Mapusua
17. Tom Moloney
18. Pome Fa’amausili
19. Sione Taufa
20. Lloyd Johansson
21. Maradona Farao
22. Mahe Vailanu
23. Henry Hutchison