Toowoomba Grammar School

GPS Round 6: Toowoomba Grammar School v Brisbane Boys’ College

Team Result Score MoM Match Outline
1st XV LOSS 12 – 42 Tim Faingaanuku The scoreline did not reflect the effort from our boys. BBC started well, going into the break 17 nil up. Our defence was hot and cold, but the effort was certainly there. We fought hard in the second half, scoring twice, but in the end, BBC were able to get across for a few soft tries. Full credit to BBC, they were clearly the better team on the day. A great effort from TGS today. Our boys played with plenty of spirit and gave our dedicated crowd plenty to cheer about. Well done men.
2nd XV LOSS 12 – 29 Billy Perrignon, Lachlan Gourley Up against a strong BBC side with a number of their previous year’s 1st XV players, the players put on an outstanding performance. It was a very physical game with both packs belting each other non-stop as well as both back lines testing each other for the whole match. It was our basic errors that again let the opposition move ahead but the scoreline was in no way an indication of the physicality of this game. At stages the team had BBC pinned down and they didn’t like it, the boys need to maintain 70 minutes of pressure. Well done, great team, great effort.
3rd XV WIN 54 – 0 Will Flynn, & Lewis Whitton TGS won the toss, kicked off and one and a half minutes later we scored in the corner and that was the pattern of the first half. We went into half time at 33-0 up then BBC started to play some rugby. They held the ball for the first 13 minutes of the second half but our defence was solid and we held them out. We scored some fantastic team tries in the second half and the boys stuck to the game plan, when at times, they could have gone in a different direction. A four try haul to our winger Will Flynn who was in the thick of things during the match.
4th XV WIN 56 – 0 Jack Elmes This will be a game for the boys to remember. The smiles and enjoyment the boys got out of the game today will keep them going for the rest of the season. After a solid week of training and some great contributions from our Director of Rugby the boys were primed for a great game. Within five minutes the 4ths had taken a seven-point lead and did not look back. Whilst we got a bit scrappy to the end of the first half, the boys regained their composure and played structured creative rugby. It is very difficult to identify key individuals; however, Jack Elmes had a blinder in defence and attack, Reilly Wilson dominated the BBC forwards with his dominant running and offloads, Will Owen confidently directed the backs around the field and Joseph Mckee hit the gaps at will. The 4ths also demonstrated their class in maintaining their discipline and staying focused on the game at hand. Very impressive effort by the 4ths today.
5th XV LOSS 0 – 38 Lachlan Vary A tough game against a strong Churchie team today. Unfortunately, we were on the back foot early with Churchie scoring a solid try out wide. Our defence tried hard all game but ultimately we couldn’t match it with a bigger and faster team.

16A LOSS 7 – 24 Jack Waugh A tough day out against a big and well-drilled BBC team. A couple of injuries prior to the game and then a few during the game did not help our cause but the TGS boys worked dutifully to defend their line time and time again. With some possible season-ending injuries, our depth will be seriously tested for the remainder of the season, but we will work hard to fill these gaps and be ready for our upcoming games. Wilson Cochrane crossed for our try and Finley Whittle converted. Jack Waugh came away with the Players’ Player votes after another strong showing.
16B WIN 27 – 0 Ryan Hogan It was a game of two halves today. After a strong first half, we went to the break 22-0 up and then badly lost our way in the second half. The final score was 27-0 but we played our worst half of the season which was disappointing. Ryan Hogan was outstanding and received the MVP award. Lincoln Adams, Hunter Austin and Dominic Mifsud also played well.
16C WIN 12 – 10 John Hurst Excellent and hard fought game of Rugby. The TGS lads came out hard at the start only to be matched by a dominant and very fit BBC team. After an initial period of solid defence, our team stuck to their game plan and maintained structure resulting in a try just before halftime. A dedicated and patient effort ensued for the second half where the teamwork, spirit and structure of the team resulted in a try in the dying minutes of the game. All played well with notable efforts being made by John Hurst, Tom Dolzan, Tim Johnston, Callum Murray, Adriaan Lamprecht and Christopher McKecknie.
16D WIN 31 – 7 Tom Wallis With a great first try from Angelo Ataria we were off to a great start. We stuck to our tackles and created good attacking opportunities to go into the second half winning 17-7. A good second half was needed to get us our first win. With good structure and great teamwork, we won the match 31-7.

15A LOSS 0 – 33 Sam Anderson Outclassed by some superior athletes but our effort for 40 minutes was special. We had our chances in the first half, but unfortunately, ball security was lacking at crucial times. One try and a penalty against us going into halftime was a fair result and we were in it. The second half saw their classy 13 assert himself in the game and our defensive composure left us. The last ten minutes is best forgotten, but valuable lessons were learnt about looking after the ball and your mates. Clancy McPherson continues to play the house down every week, with Sam Anderson and Sam Paine giving everything. We still improved in many aspects of the game, but grit needs to come from inside, a personal quality that we need to find for 50 minutes, every week.
15B LOSS 12 – 31 Benjamin Milner Again a tight match going into halftime. We let BBC get away with two tries and then played our game to get back in touch with a converted try. Some very good turnover ball to Patrick Doran and Benjamin Milner kept the forwards on the front foot. We lost focus in the second half again as BBC managed to get around us and highlighted our lack of commitment in defence. The boys are getting closer to believing in themselves that they can win.
15C WIN 35 – 5 Isaac Miles Our boys played very well today and played a well-structured game. We were quick out of the blocks and scored first. We focused on two things: ball security and one-on-one tackling; this has given us so much time on the ball and also helped us to turn it over. Well done to all the boys they deserved the win.
15D  BYE

14A LOSS 5 – 25 Zac Reddan This week we were not at our best. BBC aligned wide in attack and shifted the ball well, the boys struggled to look up when defending and this meant that the fast agile backs from the opposition were able to get on the outside. This also meant that the team were scrambling in defence and as a result were wearing themselves out faster. Morris Clementson and Sam Schriek took some pressure off during the second half with some accurate kicking. Unfortunately, the boys were getting tired and they began to tall off tackles letting BBC extend their lead. The focus this week at training will certainly be organisation and attitude in defence. The boys will be looking forward to the upcoming fixture against Churchie.
14B LOSS 19 – 29 Zachary Lane Unfortunately the men of 14B were on the wrong side of yet another see-sawing battle. A tight first half saw TGS lead 14-10 after crafty tries to Sam Raccanello and Lawson Howe. The sheer size of the BBC pack proved too big a challenge and dominated our scrum in the second half. BBC ran out winners 19-29 (second half try to Heath Loughnan). I am confident we will bounce back next week against Churchie.
14C WIN 15 – 5 Jermaine Harrison,  Keegan Sutcliffe The 14Cs started slowly after a number of phases.  Just metres out from the BBC line they turned the ball over and allowed the BBC winger to run 90m to score. Ben Dight then levelled the score with a dummy making the score five all at halftime. The boys were a lot better in the second half minimising errors and showed great composure in the last ten minutes to get ahead on the scoreboard with a try to Ben Dight and Keegan Sutcliffe.
14D LOSS 10 – 31 Hassan Yusaf The boys played really well and spent the majority of game time attacking in the opposition’s half. Unfortunately, whenever BBC won the ball in the breakdown they were able to send the ball wide and score. We need to improve our defence on the wings.

13A LOSS 26 – 34 George Bailey BBC capitalised on a rolling maul to score a converted try in the first five minutes but TGS outside centre George Bailey sliced through the hosts’ defence to score the first of his four tries. TGS ought to be proud of its performance – they were physical and disciplined in defence, tactical in attack. But for the bounce of a ball, the game was anyone’s. A solid team effort to build on for next week.
13B LOSS 12 – 15 Richard Dean Just a well-played contest. We ran out for our strongest performance to date and our boys will be able to hold their heads high. With only a few games left, there is no team we could go against that would outmatch us.
13C LOSS 19 – 22 Hugh Pollock After a slow start we let two tries in, but the boys tightened up their defence around the ruck and were rewarded with a try to Lachlan Vaughan. Unfortunately, we lost focus just before halftime and let in a try. To their credit and despite being three tries to one down, the team pressed on and tackled their way back into the game and scored tries to Angus Clews and Isaac Burke. In the final minutes we were attacking the try line but just couldn’t seal the win. A great effort by the team.
13D WIN 57 – 36 Isaac Burke The 13Ds turned up this week with a strong team performance. We were dominant in the forwards with our breakdown work at training starting to show results. Isaac Burke, Ned Smith and Dougie Grant all had strong matches in the forwards with Campbell Smith, James Biggs and William Higgins being the pick of the backs. We will meet good opposition in Churchie next week so will need to train hard this week ready for a good match.

12A WIN 95 – 0 Kevin Langton Another dominant display of running rugby by these talented young men. From the start, they played with composure and discipline and looked to exploit space and counter at every opportunity. The first half was a one-sided affair with TGS holding the ball with 90% possession and finishing the half with 49 points. Superb passing from every player across the pitch allowed us the opportunity to score from any area on the pitch and the team should be commended on this facet of their game. The second half was similar to the first with a number of substitutions aimed at reducing our potent attack and providing a more even contest for the opposition. However, a disjointed defensive shape from BBC and even with these substitutions meant there was no let up in the number of tries being scored from the team and we finished the game at 95-0. An incredible effort that each player should be proud of.
12B WIN 22 – 5 Ryan Grimes The TGS boys were keen to find their winning form following a couple of tough matches. Maintaining an approach that focused on basic skills and teamwork led to a great result. Clancy McCosker and Ryan Grimes both scored tries in the opening ten minutes which, once Cody Brameld had added an extra two, allowed the TGS boys to hold a 12-0 lead at halftime. After conceding early in the second half, the boys redoubled their efforts and pushed harder to extend their lead. Brock Johnston scored a try and Ryan Grimes snagged a second to round out the 22-5 final scoreline. A special mention to Cody Brameld, Luke Williams and Olly Lamble for their efforts, Alec Ziesemer for a couple of strong runs from fullback and Jim MacDonald for stepping into scrum half at short notice.
12C LOSS 0 – 31 Hamish Seng A much-improved performance today against the same opponents from last week. Our defensive efforts were rock solid to hold the line for one try only in the first 24 minutes. The forwards tackled as a pack with some punishing tackles from Hamish Seng and George Swanson; Johnathan Moffitt also tackled himself to a standstill. However, the tackles of the day both came from Ben Morris who was copybook in style. Will McDonald came close to levelling the scores when he placed the ball into the padding at the front of the post. The try was not to be and the game swung again with the final score 31- nil which was no reflection of a strong contest. With many reserves, the intensity was much better maintained today. Ball handling was not a strength today but many opportunities were created particularly with Dallas Baker running hard in the centres. Third time lucky next week at home.

11A  LOSS 12-50  NA  NA