GPS Round 1: Match Reviews

Toowoomba Grammar, Churchie, TSS and BBC all claimed victories on the opening Saturday of the 2023 GPS first XV season.

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Toowoomba Grammar 34-28 Gregory Terrace

A hat trick to gun Toowoomba lock George Griffiths proved the difference in his side’s 34-28 round one win over Gregory Terrace in Brisbane.

Griffiths barged over from close range in the fourth minute to open the scoring for the visitors before winger Clancy McCosker scored a brilliant chip and chase counter attack try to help his side to a 10-0 lead after 17 minutes.

Gregory Terrace scored from close range through flanker Charlie Cooke with their first opportunity deep in Toowoomba territory, then took an unlikely 14-12 lead to the halftime break when fullback Nick Dunstan identified space and linked with centre Henry Hill who scored next to the posts.

Griffiths scored his second try of the match shortly after the half time break to help the visitors reagin the lead, before his No.8 Jimmy White scored in near identical circumstances from close to the line to give Toowoomba a 24-14 advantage.

The visitors added a penalty goal, then Griffiths claimed his hat trick from long range to set up a 34-14 lead.

With Gregory Terrace on the attack in Toowoomba territory, Griffiths scooped up a loose ball, beat two defenders then showed incredible pace to run 80 metres and score.

Terrace hit back with two late tries and trailed by just six points with time still remaining on the clock, but Toowoomba were in control for the majority of the round one match and finished deserving winners on the opening weekend of the season.

Churchie 22-21 Brisbane State High School

Churchie scored two tries from driving mauls in five minutes to set up a 22-21 victory over Brisbane State High in a thrilling but mistake riddled round one clash.

The home side opened the scoring in the 8th minute when flyhalf Charlie Johnstone strolled over after the Churchie forwards pushed the State High scrum off their own ball to cause a turnover.

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