QLD Premier Rugby Round 1: Five things we learnt

By Tim Mosey QLD Premier Rugby is back and round one certainly didn't disappoint with a number of surprising results causing tipsters headaches to start the year. 1) Norths could be this year’s surprise package Led by Reds forward Reece Hewat and long serving three quarter Varesa Matiateni, the men from Shaw Rd were impressive in round one and surprised many by drawing with Sunnybank 27-27 at Oldman Oval. 2) The Dogs have patience Wests fought back from a ten point deficit early in the match and showed plenty of patience to beat Bond at a water logged Glennon Park at Nerang. Local support for rugby on the coast can only benefit from Bond taking their home games to suburban grounds Coast wide. 3) The Dalgleish/Gale combination is critical for Universities success After a stint in Japan, Scott Gale made a fantastic return to Premier Rugby in the Red Heavies tight win over Easts. His sharp ruck base service and option taking were a class above his opponent but
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