QLD Premier Rugby: A party in Ashgrove, 22 years in the making

By Michael Atkinson. Photo: QRU Media Jeeps captain, Michael Richards’ leadership throughout the 2018 Queensland Premier Rugby season has been outstanding in his first year as skipper, but the rangy backrower saved his finest performance for the post-premiership celebrations. The man they call “Pencil” was front and centre of the celebrations at the G.P.S clubhouse in Ashgrove on Sunday night – leading the congregation in the club song; renditions of the classic ‘Queen’ hit “We are the Champions”; and repeatedly claiming the feeling was “Better than Lego!’ For Richards, and many of the players, it was the achievement of a dream they have held for more than a decade. Richards himself has played at the club his whole life and his family is as much a part of the club as the club is a part of the family. Dad, John, was the first grade Team Manager this year, and has been the club President in the past. Younger brother, Nick – known as “Slippery”
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