UQ ignoring grand final defeat ahead of rematch against Easts

By Tom Primmer & Brenden Hertel

The University of Queensland will take on Easts for the first time since the 2020 Grand Final this weekend, but the Students have chosen against using the pain of that defeat to motivate them this weekend.

Last season’s decider saw the Tigers lift the Hospital Cup in emphatic fashion, their scrum driving the side to a crushing win over Uni at Ballymore.

Few in the UQ setup are able to forget that day, but assistant coach Elton Berrange said that clash has not been spoken about ahead of the rematch.

“We haven’t given the Grand Final rematch tag much thought to be honest,” Berrange said.