Brothers leapfrog Bond as race for Premier Rugby finals heats up

By Tom Primmer

Just a month remains of the 2021 Hospital Challenge Cup season, with UQ and GPS extending their leads atop of the table and Brothers making their way back to the top four after Round 14.

The Heavies made it 13-straight with a 45-10 win over Sunnybank at St Lucia, BJ Oates scoring another double as the Students ran in seven tries to two in front of their home crowd.

Prized recruit Lukas Ripley made it his long-awaited Uni debut after making the move from Chipsy Wood Oval over the off-season, the young centre scoring a try in his first outing in his new colours.

The ladder-leaders wore an Indigenous jersey to commemorate NAIDOC Week, and UQ assistant coach Elton Berrange shared the story of the jersey and its meaning to the side.