QLD Premier Rugby: Tongan Thor stars as Brothers clinch title

Taniela Tupou claimed the Tony Shaw Medal as Man of the Match in Brothers’ 31-28 Queensland Premier Rugby grand final triumph over University on Sunday. The 20 year-old prop was instrumental in helping the Brethren to victory with a number of barnstorming runs, huge defence and most impressively, a dominant scrumming performance. For the Queensland Reds star, the biggest thrill was to win the premiership alongside his brother, Criff. “That was my first proper grand final, so it was good to get a win and to play alongside my brother,” said Tupou. Tupou was lost for words when describing the feeling, following the thrilling match played in front of more than 9000 fans. “It’s massive. It’s good… happy. I can’t really explain it,” said Tupou, his smile bigger than a split watermelon. Brothers once again used Tupou as a battering ram in attack, constantly putting a dent in the UQ defence and always getting over the advantage line. The superstar tighthead is well kno
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