2020 QLD Premier Rugby Season Review: UQ

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After a dominant win over Easts in the major semi final, UQ looked on track to claim another Premier Rugby title in 2020, only to be scrummed out of the grand final by the Tigers.

While anything but a premiership is disappointing by Mick Heenan's standards, the coach seems confident his squad has plenty to build on for next season.

Overview with Mick Heenan:

“I was proud of the way we came together this year after a pretty difficult double preseason and that COVID period,” Heenan told Rugby News.

“I’m also proud of the way we went through the home and away season. We started with a loss to Easts and then we had a number of close wins through that period where we showed a lot of character to fight back from big deficits and find a way to win.

“Sunnybank and Jeeps, they were really important wins for us and the guys showed a lot of determination and fight.

“With it only being one round, those wins became really important because by the end of the season we had five teams all fighting for four finals spots and there wasn’t a whole lot between them.

“We played really well in the major semi and then not so well in the grand final so it’s a mixture of pride and disappointment I guess, after not being able to get the job done when it really mattered.