Queensland Premier Rugby returns for Round 14 tomorrow, Saturday 1 July, after an all round bye last weekend for the Wallabies v Italy Test match at Suncorp Stadium.
A total of ten St.George Queensland Reds will be turning out for their respective clubs in Round 14, with Australian U20s representatives, including Liam Wright (Easts) and Dylan Riley (Bond), also returning to club duties.
The following Reds will be an action for their clubs:
Bond: Cadeyrn Neville
Easts: Andrew Ready, Michael Gunn
GPS: Nick Frisby, Chris Kuridrani
Norths: Reece Hewat
Souths: Chris Feauai-Sautia, Jayden Ngamanu
Sunnybank: Jake McIntyre
Wests: Lachlan Maranta
The Game of the Round will see Easts host Norths at David Wilson Field. The match will be LIVE streamed via both Facebook LIVE and www.redsrugby.com.au.
The clash between Wests and Sunnybank at Sci-Fleet Stadium in Toowoong will also be LIVE streamed via www.redsrugby.com.au.
The other matches will see Bond University travel to Crosby Park to take on Brothers, and GPS host Souths at Yoku Road.
Preview the weekend’s matches and gain further insight into the competition in the Queensland Premier Rugby Weekly digital program. VIEW PROGRAM: http://bit.ly/QPRWeeklyRD14
To view the competition ladder, follow this link: http://bit.ly/PremGradeLadder
EASTS vs NORTHS | GAME OF THE ROUND BROADCAST – David Wilson Field, 3:20pm
Easts host Norths in Queensland Premier Rugby’s Game of the Round. The Tigers currently sit in fourth place on the ladder after their 26-22 victory over Brothers in Round 13. Norths will enter the clash as underdogs but won’t be short on confidence, proving they can cause an upset in Round 11 with a comeback victory over GPS. Easts will be looking to repeat their performance against Norths in the first half of the competition, where they secured a 38-26 victory. If you can’t make it out to David Wilson Field, be sure to catch the game via the LIVE stream, available at redsrugby.com.au or Facebook LIVE.
Easts: Richie Asiata, Andrew Ready, Carter Ozanne, Tyrell Barker, Aidan Leeming, Brannagh Corcoan, Michael Gunn, Tyrone Pritchard, Tim Smith, John Tibbetts, Owain Davies, Alfonso Horomia, Toby White, Navi Tiko, David Yabsley
Coach: Anthony Connellan
Norths: Tonga Ma’afu, Daniel Sutherland, Phillip Tikinau, Brent Jones, Michael Jones, TBC, Reece Hewat, Shane Tasi, Nick Chapman, Michael Burke, Siupeli Vaipulu, Kyran Tanuvasa, Conor Chittenden, Veresa Mataitini, Thomas Da Forno
Coach: Nick Fogarty
WESTS vs SUNNYBANK| LIVE STREAM – Sci-Fleet Stadium, 3:20 pm
The Bulldogs welcome the Dragons to the Kennel this weekend in a highly anticipated match. Sunnybank became the closest team to defeating the University of Queensland this year when they fell short by only four points in Round 12. Wests have fallen out of form in recent fixtures recording three straight losses and will be determined to get their season back on track by securing an upset. The first time the two teams met, Wests defeated Sunnybank 23-19. Fans can expect running Rugby with both teams eager to unleash their backlines. If you can’t make it to Scifleet Stadium, you can tune into the LIVE stream via redsrugby.com.au.
Wests: Misioka Timoteo, Cody Blackhurst, Ausetalia Vaiomanu, Connor Anderson, Spencer Walmsley, Jeremiah Lynch, Alec Fontalvo, Dillon Wihongi, Liam Dillon, Alec Jones, Ed Fidow, Shai Wiperi, Lachlan Maranta, Paul-Eti Slater, Byron Hutchinson
Coach: Pat Byron
Sunnybank: Daniel Anae, Moli Sooaemalelagi, Feao Fotuaika, Josh Fenner, Nathan Dan Hoedt, Brendan Mitchell, Chazz Mahina, Jeffery Faamausili, Richard Kingi, Jake Strachan, Junior Laloifi, Isaac Lucas, Kimani Situati, Jason Beeton, Jake McIntyre
Coach: Damon Virtue
BROTHERS vs BOND UNIVERSITY – Crosby Park, 3:20 pm
The Brethren have fallen to the seventh spot on the ladder after suffering three consecutive losses to UQ, GPS, and Easts. Sensing an opportunity, Bond will be looking for their second win of the season when they travel to Crosby Park. The last time the two teams met it resulted in a hard fought 14-all draw. Brothers will be desperate to get their season back on track and need a bonus point victory to be any chance of a possible finals berth.
Brothers: Dustin Hannigan, Tom Sayer, Garrath Ryan, Ted Postal, Emmanuel Latu, Harry Symes, Fraser McReight, Criff Tupou, Reuben Wall, Dallan Murphy, Will Shipperley, Nathanuel Gendle, Kris Larosa, Mitch Felsman, Patrick James
Coach: Carl Marshall
Bond University: Sam Clifton, Nick Turner, Jonathan Phelan, Jake Upfield, Cadeyrn Neville, Tainui Ford, Joel Brown, Zachariah Moimoi, Harry Nucifora, Mitch Third, Michael Marshall, Fredrich Keil, Dylan Riley, Adam Higgins, Hayden Sargeant
Coach: Sean Hedger
GPS vs SOUTHS – Yoku Road, 3:20 pm
The Galloper’s are currently in second place on the ladder with Souths sitting outside the top four in the sixth position. GPS will enter the clash as favorites but should be cautious of the Magpies who have defeated Wests and Norths in their last two games, both of which GPS have lost to. The first time the two met in Round 3, GPS-dominated the game through their set piece and secured a 33-10 victory. The Gallopers will be desperate to finish in the top two at the end of the season and a loss to Souths on Saturday could prove costly.
GPS: Laione Mulikihaamea, Troy Simkin, Fred Burke, Daniel Byrne, Daniel Gorman, Jay Havelu, Enzo Mutoti, Michael Richards, Nick Frisby, AJ Alatimu, Eric Vasukicakau, Maaaloga Konelio, Chris Kuridrani, Pat Nicholson, Todd Winkley
Coach: Anthony Mathison
Souths: Alex Casey, Maile Ngauamo, Jake Simeon, Dylan Rowe, Stuart Williamson, Simana Halaifonua, Loveni Enari, Michael Tafili, Scott Malolua, Paul Brown, Chris Feauai-Sautia, Emori Waqavulagi, Liam Roberts, Niko Bueta
Coach: Elia Tuqiri