Toowoomba Grammar School

GPS Round 5: Toowoomba Grammar School v Brisbane State High School

Team Result Score MoM Match Outline
1st XV  Loss  17-32  Tom Cole  It was a disappointing performance by the 1st XV. Unfortunately, we missed far too many tackles to win the game, an area that we really need to improve. Despite the disappointing result, there were plenty of positives to come out of the match. Hamish Muller had his first start for the 1st XV and dominated an opposition lineout that consisted of a Qld Schoolboys lock. Jasper Smith made his 1st XV debut coming off the bench and brought plenty of energy to the team especially in his defence. Our scrum was also strong, unfortunately, we were subject to a few dodgy decisions and didn’t get the reward we deserved here. All in all, another tough day in the office but looking forward to improving next week against BBC.
2nd XV WIN 32 – 0 Angus Clark First-up defence was the area we had to improve in and that was the case today. The team did all the basic things very well and did not let the opposition get out of the starting blocks. Kicking game, starter plays, set pieces were all very good. Forwards and backs worked tirelessly in the heat and all did a great job.
3rd XV WIN 81 – 0 Jacob Burgoyne TGS didn’t meet with much opposition today as BSHS lacked a cohesive structure in both attack and defence. This made it really hard for us to maintain our structure and at times, white line fever took over in the first half. The second half was better for us as we stuck to our game plan. The game was played in good spirits.
4th XV SUPP – LOSS 0 – 20 Chad Johnston The 4ths travelled to Churchie today and played their 3rds. Once again our forwards demonstrated how dominant they are with ball in hand. Surprisingly, the Churchie 3rds showed great physicality at the breakdown and phase play. However, Churchie held their composure and worked their way into the game with strong straight running, crossing for two late tries in the first half. The boys knew they had to aim up in defence and they came out firing. Some impressive phase play and an accurate set piece set us up for a great start to the second half. Unfortunately, we just couldn’t cross the try line and build any pressure on our opponents. Two late tries sealed the game 20 nil to Churchie. Despite this, it was an impressive effort by the team. Chad Johnston led the forwards with his solid breakdown play and Will Owen once again led the backs regularly attacking the line.
5th XV SUPP – LOSS 7 – 43 Ethan Lunn A strong opposition who dominated the breakdown. Our mistakes with the ball in hand meant that we didn’t capitalise on our field position.
16A DRAW 24 – 24 Jack Waugh / Hunter Hamblin In what is becoming an annoying and all too regular occurrence, the boys could not convert on-field dominance to the scoreboard. Some early easy breaks may have bred some over-confidence that the BSHS boys were quick to exploit. Jack Waugh was ever-present in both attack and defence, consistent in what was an inconsistent team performance. Two tries and two conversions to Jacob Gross were just rewards for one of his best games. George Wunsch crossed for another try, as did Hunter Hamblin, who also took out the Players’ Player votes.
16B SUPP – WIN 38 – 0 Hunter Austin Despite a lot of changes and disruptions through the week with injuries and illnesses the team was surprisingly cohesive today and registered a dominant performance against Churchie. With new faces in key positions, the 38-0 result was a good reflection on how well all the boys came together, scoring six well-constructed tries all across the park. However, despite being in control for most of the match our discipline, at times, cost us with a severely lop-sided penalty count against us. This halted our momentum constantly – we will need to better here in coming weeks. Hunter Austin, our MVP and new captain, was outstanding as too was Lincoln Adams who had a powerful game up front. Ryan Hogan was again terrific, and Harry Mintram, Alex Smith and newcomer James Slack-Smith can also be very proud of their efforts. Well done again boys – great effort!
16C SUPP – LOSS 5 – 14 Tom Mann In a very technical game, the TGS team applied significant pressure in the first half however this did not result in points. A more evenly balanced second half had Churchie back in the game with a length of the field try. TGS fought back with excellent efforts from Tom Mann, Luke Litzow, and Callum Murray but time was against us.
16D  SUPP – LOSS  5-29  Connor Murphy  A rough start saw the TGS team down 0-14. With a lack of ball, the boys defended well and looked to pile up the points in the second half. Some poor defence and lineouts allowed ACGS to put some good phases together. An impressive last-minute kick ahead try for Elijah McRae made the trip home easier.
15A LOSS 5 – 12 Charlie Wigan A tough first half where we wasted possession at crucial times, however, we were controlling the ball well for multiple phases. A great try to Man of the Match, Charlie Wigan, after a controlled drive it was a good reward for a great game. Congratulations to Max Schutt, Will Te’o and Toby Marshall for making the step up from the Bs last week. The second half saw both teams drop too much ball, but we were unable to capitalise on good field position after the back line general, Clancy McPherson, had to leave the field with an injury. Heads up, men. Be proud of your improvements.
15B LOSS 19 – 36 Patrick Noble Boys started well with Patrick Noble embracing a clever kicking game. Again we were in front but faded. Not making first tackles hurt us. We are working towards a win, and the boys deserve it. We will be patient.
15C LOSS 24 – 45 Toby Allen TGS had a great start to the game and scored within the first five minutes after a tactical kick by the flyhalf. Our structure in attack was good and we held on to the ball successfully and ended up scoring our second try. Our defence was good in the first 15 minutes but started to lack intensity at the back-end of the first half which led to two quick tries by the opposition. The halftime score was 24 all and stayed that way deep into the second half. BSHS scored three tries at the end the of game from mistakes we made. The boys were competing well and the score at the end was not a true reflection of the contest. Well done boys we have improved a great deal since our first game.
15D SUPP – LOSS 12 – 38 Mitch Peart The boys started poorly, letting a try in early but soon hit back with a 50m effort from prop Tom Twidale. With the half time score being 12-5, we were more than in the game. However, after many calls against us and a few silly ruck turnovers, we allowed Churchie to run away with the game. Still chasing the elusive win with no doubt it’ll come soon, the boys again should be proud of their efforts as their coach is very proud of them and is very happy with the enjoyment the boys are getting this season.
14A  LOSS  17-34  Jed Statham  The team was ready to take on a large and impressive BSHS side. They made their intentions clear when they scored and converted the first try of the game from the right-hand sideline. Even though BSHS had weapons across the field the TGS boys were able to contain them and go into halftime 12-17. The final score did not demonstrate how well the boys played, they have been improving every week as rugby players and the coaches were proud of the massive effort of the team. The team is looking forward to the next challenge against BBC.
14B WIN 38 – 33 Oliver Chaffey A broken down bus and the withdrawal of four key members before kickoff due to illness wasn’t enough to stop the confident young men of the TGS 14Bs. Playing against a much bigger and physically stronger BSHS outfit, TGS were extremely courageous and resilient and ended up victors 38-33. The highlight of the match included a 70m carry from Oliver Chaffey where he trampled over nine defenders. All boys deserve a mention for their incredible will to win in what was a tense, gripping contest. Great effort boys, you should be extremely proud of your efforts. Bring on BBC.
14C SUPP – LOSS  22-36  NA  NA
14D SUPP – LOSS 0 – 75 Tom Green The team tried their best. We were just beaten by better players.
13A LOSS 7-46 Tully Austin The 13As continue to toil but for the last couple of weeks, we have struggled to be a two-half team. Against BSHS, the boys were competitive in the first half. Their defensive structure was sound, they attacked with strategy and communicated with purpose. Unfortunately, the boys couldn’t make it last the game. A 70-metre try to George Bailey was a highlight, but so was the defence of guys like Tully Austin, Walter Tinkler, Nick Saal and George Bailey. Onwards and upwards.
13B LOSS 10 – 34 Nicholas Morris We did not bother to field a team for the first half. Instead, we had 15 individuals who got a lesson in strong ball-carry, support and aggressive line speed. Our boys had their heads down with two players out injured. After a half-time ‘pep-talk’, our boys went back out and put on a display of dynamic attack and intimidating defence, culminating in a double for James O’Shea. We will need to work on communication and positive game play to be ready to face BBC next week.
13C SUPP – LOSS 5 – 43 PJ Ostwald With several players moving up into the Bs this week and D players coming in, it was already going to be hard to maintain the teamwork we have had so far this season. Against a quality opposition, we found it hard to make ground in the forwards making it difficult for our backs to show their wares. Our only try came off a chip kick by Dontai Marshall to our winger PJ Ostwald who then snuck a pass out the back to Hamish Cameron who was rewarded for his support play with an unchallenged try. It was pleasing to see the boys fight hard in the second half.
13D SUPP – LOSS 19 – 29 William Higgins Considering it was very hot and we were down several players, we did compete quite well. Our breakdown work improved slightly but could have been much better given the amount of work we did on it during the week. A little more physical committment on that front is the key. The two stand out players were James Biggs and William Higgins. Both boys ran very hard, tackled with committment and looked for work. William Higgins put his hand up very high to move up through the U13 age group. Let’s focus on next week’s game with BBC.
12A LOSS 7 – 24 Kevin Langton Coming in with confidence after last week’s convincing win, the 12A team were looking to secure another resounding victory. A barrage of BSHS attacking play could not penetrate our line but the defensive efforts took their toll on the team and a try was leaked. However, a great team try led to Patrick Nolan touching down in the corner to end the first half 7-5. Some talk at halftime about penetrating the line before spreading it wide, was well received by the boys. However, some lapses in defensive reads in the second half led to BSHS scoring some easy tries and were ultimately victorious at the siren 7-24.
12B SUPP – LOSS 14 – 22 Jimmy White The TGS boys were thankful to have a game and came up against some strong opposition at Churchie. Although we were able to dominate with the ball and win it back at the breakdown, we were unable to capitalise early in the game which ultimately left the boys defending their try line. After stopping a number of attempts we conceded two tries in the opening 15 minutes. Conceding a third but scoring two tries in the second half to Will Forrest and Patrick Neilson, both converted by Jimmy White, we were in with a chance in the closing minutes (14-15). A last push from the hosts kept the win from our grasp and we went down 14-22. A great team effort today which highlighted our improvements over the last couple of weeks and our need to continue working on tackling.
12C SUPP – LOSS 0 – 39 Reid Hadfield The team’s numbers were severely depleted by sickness leaving one reserve on the bench at kickoff. An enthusiastic effort withstood many early barrages but the weight of good possession saw the opposition run to a 22 nil half time lead. Reid Hadfield, fullback, had plenty of traffic to deal with and pulled down several busts that were try bound. Dallas Baker ran with blockbusting impact at centre and looked likely to score. The second half saw only one try scored until weary legs couldn’t prevent two tries in the last five minutes. The entire forward pack lifted today with Hamish Seng and George Swanson rucking determinedly. Overall, a fantastic opportunity for all of the boys to have a full match and still want more.
11A SUPP – WIN 51 – 0 Ryan Williams The Junior boys played against Churchie today. We played the 11C team in the first half and their 11B team in the second half.

11C – The boys won 51 nil against a willing Churchie team. The forwards dominated the middle and this allowed the backs to score some great team tries. Jack Brown steered the boys around the paddock.

11B – This was an evenly matched game that saw our boys win the half 17-7. The boys competed well and fought back from being down 7 nil early in the game. Max Grills controlled the game well from flyhalf.