QLD Premier Rugby: Bond University on the rise on and off the field

By Tim Mosey Bond University's 20-19 victory over defending premiers UQ last weekend is proof things are on the up on the Gold Coast. “We did a bit of recruiting over the off season, particularly in the outside backs," Bond coach Sean Hedger told Rugby News. “Our main basis of recruiting is always getting Gold Coast players to come back to the Gold Coast. “Joey Fittock is a Northern Rivers product and had been driving to Brisbane since school to play at Sunnybank, so we said ‘why don’t you just play here?’ “Ryan Menzies went away for a couple of years – he is a TSS boy as well – now he is back. “It just makes sense, they come home and connect back up with all their school mates.” Led by experienced props Edmund Aholelhi and Salesi Manu, Hedger said his side's set piece has been a key component early this year. “We have Eddie (Aholelhi) and Salesi (Manu) up front which we thought would be pretty solid, and with some strike power out back
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