QLD Premier Rugby: Round 5 Wrap Up

By Michael Atkinson Easts claimed the Rick Tyrrell Cup and retained the Bunter Bowl, GPS shocked Norths early, a Quade Cooper hamstring injury soured Souths' win over Wests and Brothers proved far too good for Bond in round five this weekend. Easts 47 def Sunnybank 17  The Tigers ambushed the Dragons on a glorious day at Bottomley Park. Out-of-favour Reds hooker Andrew Ready scored a hat-trick in a dominant display from the Easts forward pack. Anthony Connellan’s men held a narrow 19-17 lead at half-time but came roaring out of the break to move to third on the ladder. After the game, Connellan was particularly pleased with Ready, along with Number 8 Eric Salesulu and skipper, Matt Gordon. Sunnybank have now lost two on the trot and conceded 101 points in the past two weeks. GPS 40 def Norths 17 This match was all about the first half. The Gallopers came sprinting out of the gates and raced to a 19-nil lead at the break. The return of Reds scrumhalf James Tuttle
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