QLD GPS: The Southport School battle injury toll in lead up game v BBC

By ANT BRAND

An injury-ravaged The Southport School will face their biggest test of the year when they take on ladder leaders Brisbane Boys College in Saturday’s GPS First XV match of the round.

Pre-season favourites BBC remain the team to beat after strong wins against Brisbane Grammar School (39-3) and Ipswich Grammar (49-20) to sit atop of the ladder on for and against despite playing just two games either side of their Round Two bye in a nod to their attacking prowess.

But third-placed TSS cannot be discounted and remain undefeated after three fixtures with wins over Brisbane State High (49-19), Toowoomba Grammar (32-17) and Brisbane Grammar School (20-15).

Those victories came despite the Gold Coast outfit enduring a horror run of season-ending injuries to starters James Pere (No.8), Jai Gray (fullback), Jojo Fifita, Harry Vousty and wingers Rabura Rabura and Jack Denson.