RD 2: Country 31 - City 12 Noosa RFC, Noosa | Saturday 9th September | Kick Off 1:00pm

ROUND 2 - Queensland Derby

Bond University Queensland Country claim andy purcell cup 31-12

Bond University Queensland Country have secured the Andy Purcell Cup for the first time, with a 31-12 win over McInnes Wilson Lawyers Brisbane City at the Noosa Dolphins Rugby Club on Saturday afternoon.

Queensland Country outscored City five tries to two and led from the outset, but it was their resilient defensive effort that won them the game.

“It was a tough old first half but the boys worked really hard today. Last week we let the opposition scored 40 points, so a big focus during the week was defence and we defended well today. The boys put it on the line today, they played for each other and as a coach I couldn’t be prouder of their effort.”-countryhead coach brad thorn

First half - scoring plays

2MIN: Country open the scoring with a strong run from Feauai-Sautia, followed by a try to flyhalf Stewart. Conversion no good. Country lead 5-0

19MIN: Beautiful midfield break sees Perese cross under the posts for Country's second. Tuttle nails the conversion. Country 12-0.

37MIN: City score their first of the game, with Samo scoring a short-range try after a 5m scrum. Alatimu converts. Country lead 12-7.

Half time: Country lead 12-7.

SECOND HALF - SCORING PLAYS

45MIN: Country open the scoring in the second half with a pick and go by Tupou, offload to Tuttle, offload to Stewart to score his second. Tuttle converts, Country lead 19-7.

60MIN: Try to Paia'aua. Country lead 24-7

66MIN: Rampaging run from Tupou to cross for Country. Conversion from Paia'aua is good. Country lead 31-7.

78MIN: City score their first of the second half with a try in the corner to Kuridrani. Conversion no good. Country lead 31-12.

FULL TIME: Bond University Queensland Country claim the Andy Purcell Cup for the first time, 31-12 over McInnes Wilson Lawyers Brisbane City.

Bond University Queensland Country 31 (Hamish Stewart 2, Izaia Perese, Duncan Paia'aua, Taniela Tupou tries; James Tuttle 2, Paia'aua conversions) defeated McInnes Wilson Lawyers Brisbane City 12 (Radike Samo, Chris Kuridrani tries; AJ Alatimu conversion) at Noosa Dolphins Rugby Club on Saturday 9 September, 2017.

BOND UNIVERSITY QUEENSLAND COUNTRY

STARTING XV

1. Sef Fa’agase - University of Queensland, Beaudesert

2. Alex Mafi - Bond University, Mt. Isa

3. Taniela Tupou - Brothers

4. Izack Rodda (VC) - Easts

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 (C) - Norths, Rockhampton

13. Chris Feauai-Sautia - Souths

14. Izaia Perese - Easts

15. Patrick James – Brothers

Reserves

16. Alex Casey - Souths

17. Richie Asiata – Easts

18. Fred Burke - GPS

19. Angus Blyth - Bond University, Gold Coast

20. Tai Ford* – Bond University, Gold Coast

21. Tate McDermott* – University of Queensland, Sunshine Coast

22. Teti Tela - Souths

23. Jock Campbell* – University of Queensland, Gold Coast

MATCH DAY PROGRAM

MCINNES WILSON LAWYERS BRISBANE CITY

STARTING XV

1. Laione Mulikhaamea – Reds/GPS

2. Andrew Ready © – Reds/Easts

3. Sam Talakai – Reds/Brothers

4. Dan Gorman – GPS

5. Lukhan Tui – Reds/Souths

6. Radike Samo – GPS

7. Michael Gunn – Reds/Easts

8. Reece Hewat – Reds/Norths

9. Moses Sorovi – Reds/University of Queensland

10. Quade Cooper – Reds/Souths

11. Ed Fidow – Wests

12. AJ Alatimu – GPS

13. Maaloga Konelio – GPS

14. Chris Kuridrani – Reds/GPS

15. Jayden Ngamanu – Reds/Fullback

RESERVES

16. Maile Ngauamo – Souths

17. Markus Vanzati – Reds/Souths

18. Feao Fotuaika – Sunnybank

19. Michael Richards - GPS

20. Adam Korczyk – Reds/University of Queensland

21. Pat Morrey – University of Queensland

22. Issak Fines-Leleiwasa – Sunnybank

23. Henry Taefu - Sunnybank

NEXT WEEK - Round 3

Bond University Queensland Country

BYE

McInnes Wilson Lawyers Brisbane City

McInnes Wilson Lawyers Brisbane City are back at home next week for their fixture against the Canberra Vikings. This match will be played at University of Queensland, St Lucia and will see the AON University Sevens Series also being played. Kick off is @ 1:00pm on Sunday the 17th of September.

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