Defence key in UQ’s win over Jeeps, but skipper says Students need to improve to beat Brothers in GF

By Finn Morton; Photo: QRU Media Unit - Brendan Hertel/Tom Primmer UQ has knocked defending-champions Jeeps out of the Premier Grade competition, after a 34-14 upset win in the preliminary final at Ballymore last Sunday. The Students beat the Gallopers for the first time this season after two failed regular-season attempts, including a 59-32 loss only a few weeks ago in round 18. That loss was a minor blip in a strong two months of rugby for the Red Heavies, who have now won eight out of their last nine. UQ Captain James Dalgleish was pleased with his side’s performance against the competitions best defensive side. While the scoreboard highlights an impressive outing with the ball-in-hand, Dalgleish was especially pleased with his sides defensive performance. “It was very pleasing to score 34 points against a strong Jeeps outfit. We have some talented players in the team that are very capable of finding the try line so we knew if we could hold onto the ball for long per