QLD Premier Rugby Round 13: Wests preparing for “quasi” quarter-final against UQ

By Finn Morton; Photo - Brendan Hertel/QRU Media After two consecutive losses, Wests are in danger of dropping out of the top four for the first time this season. The Bulldogs enter round 13 coming off losses to last-placed Sunnybank and ladder-leaders Brothers. This week they take on UQ in a Premier Grade ‘quarter-final’ of sorts and the equation is fairly simple: Win or lose control of their future. A win for the Students is equally as significant and would see last year's grand finalists overtake Wests and potentially Souths and jump to third after sitting in seventh only two weeks ago. Wests Head Coach Pat Byron is approaching this game with extra gusto and intensity as his side prepares for their most significant game of the season so far. “We are treating this match as a ‘quasi’ quarter-final. We know that a win puts us in a good position,” said Byron. “But a loss will see us (drop) out of the top four for the first time this year, and that