Nudgee were just seconds away from the perfect start to their GPS premiership title defence before a penalty goal in injury time broke the hearts of their travelling fans.
In another thrilling clash between the reigning premiers and rivals’ The Southport School, TSS winger Hamish Roberts calmly slotted the winning penalty goal with the final kick of the match.
“We played pretty well but just made one or two errors at the end which cost us the game,” Nudgee coach Andrew Scotney told Rugby News.
“We went in front 20-18 with a few minutes left, then dropped the kickoff and gave them the ball. We defended for 10 or so phases then got penalised for playing the ball off our feet so really we should have just backed our defence and left the ball and we should have caught that kick off.”
While Scotney was pleased with his side’s first up competition performance, the coach said small errors cost the visitors the match.
“Our kick offs weren’t great all game