Premier Rugby: Easts scrum was the key in pivotal win over Red Heavies

By TOM PRIMMER

All four games of Round Three of the Hospital Challenge Cup were separated by 13-points or less over the weekend, as the race to the finals begins.

With competition points on offer, Easts, GPS, Bond University and Sunnybank claimed wins to secure their positions in the top-four.

Let’s take a look around the grounds.

Easts 31 v University of Queensland 24

Easts proved why they’re one of the teams to beat in this year’s Hospital Cup with a 31-24 win over defending premiers the University of Queensland in Round Three.

The Tigers scrum proved pivotal, with front rowers Rhys van Nek, George Francis and Richie Asiata setting the tone with a dominant performance at set-piece time which included two yellow cards and a red card to the Students as a result.