Current crop say UQ v Brothers rivalry stronger now than ever before

By Tim Mosey QLD vs NSW. Leinster vs Munster. Canterbury vs Otago. Rugby has some fantastic rivalries and at club rugby level Brothers vs University is one of the best. For more than 100 years the University of Queensland and Brothers Rugby clubs have had more than their fair share of intense encounters. This week they continue their rivalry at Crosby Park, 3:20pm Since the days of Tony Shaw, Paul McLean and Brendan Moon lacing up for the Butcher’s Stripes to face the likes of Greg Martin, Mark Loane and Michael Lynagh for the Red Heavies, the rivalry has been fierce. Both clubs enjoy a deep undercurrent of tradition and culture, something that isn't lost on UQ head coach Mick Heenan. “The build up to the match this week is similar to others though we are aware of the threat Brothers possess. We’ve spoken about it (the rivalry), though not focused directly on it,” said Heenan. Interestingly Heenan suggests that recent years have seen perhaps a more signi
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