Premier Rugby: A look at the Round One action in the Hospital Cup

By TOM PRIMMER

The race for the Hospital Cup kicks off this weekend in Brisbane with Brothers and Uni of Queensland again leading the top fancies.

In the games Norths will take on Uni of Queensland, Souths will play Brothers while GPS will play Wests and Sunnybank take on Easts.

Here’s a look at all the games:

Norths v University of Queensland | Hugh Courtney Oval | 3:30pm

Norths will host defending premiers the University of Queensland on Saturday, and the Students will be out for revenge after a surprise loss to the Eagles in Round Five last year.

UQ welcome back a number of well-known faces into the 23, with Scott Gale and Con Foley returning to the backline after stints in Major League Rugby in recent years.

The 21-year-old Brad Twidale takes the reigns at flyhalf for the Heavies after dual premiership winner James Dalgleish’s departure to the UK, while in the forwards, Shute Shield standout Connor Vest will make his Queensland Premier debut at lock alongside rising star Fergus Lillicrap.