Toowoomba Grammar School

GPS Round 8: Toowoomba Grammar School v Brisbane Grammar School


Team Result Score MoM Match Outline
1st XV WIN 14 – 12 Seaton Siegfried By no means a pretty match, our boys showed they are able to defend a lead to grind out a much-needed victory. It was a performance that displayed plenty of character and grit, and probably the best defensive effort I have seen at TGS. Well done to the boys, a well-deserved win.
2nd XV WIN 48 – 7 Charlie Turner Not our usual intense start but the team did enough to be ahead at halftime 21-7. It was from halftime that the boys started to set the pattern of the game with some outstanding tries on the back of some very good passing. It was identified that quick hands were creating some big holes out wide, from which some very good tries were scored. Lachlan Smith’s chip kick and regather to score was superb, the ref, however, disallowed it for no apparent reason. Again the team played some great rugby, working well together. It is the strength created by playing for each other that shows every week. Well done, great win, great team.
3rd XV WIN 56 – 0 Liam Neidler & Duncan Murrell What could have been a danger game for us turned out to be a good win. The boys were struggling to maintain their structure with minimal defence in front of them and as such didn’t score as many tries as they should have. The second half was better from a game structure point of view but the team still needs to learn to play rugby and not touch rugby.
4th XV WIN 29 – 5 Sam Hood With a disrupted preparation and a number of player changes, the 4ths were happy to take the win today. Whilst the scoreboard suggests we were in control of the game, an attitude of complacency slowly crept in. With poor discipline, we allowed BGS regular raids into our half which fortunately only resulted in one try. With one more game the boys will be keen to prepare effectively and finish the season with a great performance. Sam Hood continues to impress with his finishing skills and Lucio Caso’s defence could give the forwards a few lessons. We look forward to next weekends opportunity.
5th XV LOSS 0 – 53 Ben Duffield Despite losing 53-0, the boys showed a lot of heart and commitment. Our attack was well structured through the middle which provided a solid platform for the backs. Unfortunately, too many handling errors at key moments placed us on the back foot all game. A great performance from Ben Duffield and Charlie Wagner with plenty of line breaks and robust defence.

16A WIN 19 – 7 Dominic Mifsud, Jack Waugh After conceding an early try to the home team, the boys realised they were playing a far more accomplished team than the one we met at the end of our pre-season camp. Whilst we weren’t always pretty, we were tough and the boys went on to score a gutsy win. Dominic Mifsud marked his run-on debut with a brace of tries and taking out the Players’ Player vote. Close on his heels were Finley Whittle, Jack Waugh, Nick Cave and Dan Brown who were outstanding in defence across the midfield. Jacob Gross steered the ship at 10, crossed for our first try and kicked two conversions. On a muggy afternoon, Jack Byrne added some much-needed zing to the pack when he came on in the second half.
16B WIN 41 – 14 Zac Matherson For the third week in a row we have produced a game of two halves where we have been on song for only 25 minutes. Following a shaky start where a simple defensive error cost us a try under the posts in the first few minutes, we kicked into gear and scored five well-constructed tries to go to the break 27-7 up. Again in the second half, we let ourselves down with poor structure and discipline and struggled to maintain possession flow and momentum. In the end, it was another good solid win which we should enjoy given the number of injuries and last minute changes that have occurred over recent weeks. Well done boys! One more to go.
16C WIN 47 – 12 Adriaan Lamprecht & John Hurst Disappointed at the prospect of an early end to the season, the 16C team commenced the day adamant to have a successful match. Early domination at the breakdown coupled with dogged determination by the forwards saw some early points on the scoreboard. BGS countered with aggressive counter-rucking to challenge. Not satisfied with this, the boys supported each other to produce some excellent running rugby with exciting line breaks and offloads and solid groundwork in close. An outstanding team effort by all, particularly Adriaan Lamprecht, John Hurst, Tom Mann, Matthew Allpass, Angelo Ataria, Sean Pegler and Tim Johnston.
16D WIN 17 – 12 Tom Wallis An exceptional start by TGS saw Jarvis Otaola run 60 metres beating countless would-be tacklers on his way to the try line to start the game with TGS up 5-0. Nudgee came back strong putting on back to back tries to go up 7-10. Strong carries by Rory Ilic and Tom Wallis got TGS back on the front foot where they remained going into halftime. A barnstorming try to Elijah Mcrae after the break put TGS in front 12-10. A great chip kick, regather and offload by Tom Beil to try scorer Tom Clark-Dickson put the icing on the cake for TGS claiming the win over Nudgee 17 – 10. It was a great win by the TGS boys to wrap up their season and all should be proud of the effort and commitment that has been put in throughout the season.

15A LOSS 12 – 19 Ronan Austin A series of errors put us under pressure from the start of the game that we didn’t recover from. Two tries down at halftime meant that we were still in the game, and we came out with a new attitude that only lasted until the first mistake. A great try to Charlie Wigan and an outstanding team try scored by Mitchell Houldcroft meant we were into the last five minutes with a chance, but unfortunately we were unable to find that spark to get us over the line.
15B LOSS 17 – 22 Jack Keen The boys continue to step up each week and the close results are showing that. Quite an entertaining game, we just could not hold on to get the win in the final minutes. Some very clever backline movements and we found space and gaps, we just need to get points from some of the moves. BGS punished us at the breakdown. They contested well, getting turnover ball and we could not do the same. Well done to Jack Keen on his two tries. Angus Storie showed that following the kick from Pat Noble can play dividends going over in the corner for a try. A tight game just fell short in the end.
15C LOSS 19 – 24 Spencer Rhodes A great team effort to finish the season. Every player has put in 100% but unfortunately, we just fell short. Our forwards were dominant all day and gave the backs a lot of go forward ball. A special mention to Spencer Rhodes who played his best game of the season.
15D LOSS 28 – 54 Brodie Brimblecombe The boys should be very proud of their efforts as they have improved 100% since the start of the season. Today was their best game to date with good teamwork and four solid tries. Sadly this was the boys last game of the year, I have enjoyed coaching these boys this term. They are a great group of young men and I hope they enjoyed their year, I hope they continue enjoying their rugby throughout their years at TGS.

14A WIN 21 – 14 Jack Statton The BGS team was very competitive for their last game of the season. They were able to break the line with strong running and good work at the breakdown. The determination and ferocious tackling of the boys defending their line just before halftime was able to stop BGS scoring and summed up the attitude and pride displayed this season. Some great efforts from the forwards and crisp passing from the backs allowed the boys to take the win. Bring on GT this coming weekend.
14B WIN 17 – 7 Thomas Cocks Our Round 8 clash of the season against BGS was the most disappointing performance of the season. However, we did enough to come away with a 17-7 victory. Tries were scored by Heath Loughnan (2) and Ben Dight. Heath Loughnan deserves a special mention for his two long-range tries and Thomas Cocks after being called up from the Cs was outstanding with some tough carries and clever pilfers. It wasn’t pretty but we got the job done. Well done men.
14C WIN 52 – 12 Angus Paton Our boys got out to a flying start and didn’t hold off for the rest of the first half leading 33-0 at the halftime break. Consecutive hat-tricks two weeks in a row to versatile back Keegan Sutcliffe saw the boys once again get on the front foot in the second half. Ever reliable Jermaine Harrison was once again outstanding and proved to be a real asset to the team. A man of the match performance from Angus Paton who played hard and smart footy showed his potential in today’s fixture as the 14Cs went home with a 52-12 victory.
14D LOSS 17 – 22 Jaxon Irons The boys played well today. Their defence was much stronger this week than it has been previously. The boys are still getting sucked into the breakdown instead of moving to a useful position on the field. They also need to improve their line speed.

13A LOSS 7 – 14 William Kelly The 13As made a confident start to the match, scoring after four minutes. George Bailey scored yet another try, under the posts, and Sam Hoffensetz converted. The hosts then capitalised on TGS errors, scoring two of their own converted tries. A few handling errors to iron out for the boys ahead of their game against GT, but all the best to them for the final game of the season.
13B WIN 54 – 0 Richard Dean Well done lads! The team ran out in the correct headspace and set a high standard of rugby with intensity our opposition could not match. Whilst I keep reiterating to the boys the score doesn’t matter, it is nice to note an intercept try from our prop Jeremy Zuyderwyk, a blindside option off the scrum which left the ref scratching his head for Peter Hurst and a catch from a kickoff to weave an entire team and score under the posts for Connor Quinn. Sam Shannon’s super run to set up Clancy Wright, Will Stunden’s double and Jamie O’Shea’s triple were also highlights.
13C WIN 46 – 7 Hamish Cameron A powerful effort from our forward pack made it possible for the backs to dominate throughout the game. Great ball handling skills and string running saw us score eight tries to one. A great result for the boys as it was our first win of the season.
13D WIN 33 – 20 Charlie Sheahan A very good performance in quite humid conditions. We again recycled the ball very well which provided a platform for our backline to capitalise. Fred Hill was again very strong at Number 8 and ran with great conviction. Our centre combination of William Higgins and Charlie Sheahan was outstanding and Jack Bornholt also had a solid match scoring his first try for the season after outmuscling his opposite winger to score in the corner. Whilst we played very well, an area we can work on is making quick decisions from penalties. This is something that we will concentrate on this week at training. Let’s finish the season with a classy win over Gregory Terrace.

12A WIN 55 – 0 Noah Taylor The team continues to build from week to week and coming into today’s match the boys had increased the intensity of their training in the hope of securing another convincing win. Dominant performances by Noah Taylor at the back of the scrum and Ewald Kruger playing in the centres allowed the 12As to gain the ascendency from the start. However, BGS showed grit and determination at the breakdown to spoil much of our ball. Focus at halftime was on securing our breakdown and ensuring faster delivery from the base of the ruck. Harry Pratt took control of the game at flyhalf with some scything runs down BGS’ inside channel and the ball distribution across the pitch into space looked superb. The players then kicked it up another gear to lay on a number of subsequent tries with their defence resolute in all areas to keep BGS scoreless.
12B WIN 55 – 0 Luke Williams Following a rough home defeat to Churchie, the 12Bs were looking for redemption. A strong team effort where boys focused on basic skills provided many opportunities which the boys, this week, were able to exploit. Strong and precise tackles from Luke Williams, Oliver Donaldson, Ryan Grimes, Matty Wise and a host of others provided the foundation of a match that saw less than five minutes in our defending half. This, coupled with the dominant ball carry from boys such as Joe Onley, Patrick Neilson, Charlie Mitchell, Charlie Gower, Brock Johnston and William Forrest, amongst others allowed many boys to add their name to the score sheet. Some clean kicking from Patrick Neilson and Wil Cook helped add to the total. An inspiring team effort earned the boys their win this week.
12C WIN 26 – 25 Will McDonald The script for today had more twists and turns than any thriller. BBC provided the opposition and looked pretty strong with a handy halftime lead 7-15. Ben Morris was the try scorer with a surging run; Luke Silver duly converted. The first half was one of lost opportunities and it was only desperate defence that stopped any blowout. The boys redoubled their efforts in the second stanza and Will McDonald soon scored and Luke Silver again converted. With the score 14-15, BBC punched through tiring defenders for 2 tries to lead 14-25. Only five minutes remained and Will McDonald scored his second try for Luke Silver to again convert 21-25. Our defence rallied to force a turnover on halfway with only one minute remaining. TGS attackers materialized from all over the park to move the play close to the try line. Lachlan Hawkins barged over for a try on the bell, TGS 26 and BBC 25. Each and every player did something special today spurred on by desire more so than technique. Alex Chicalas and Ben Morris ensured that the team had rallying points from the crafty halves. A welcome change of fortune to deliver a fine birthday present for the tireless captain, Jonathan Moffitt. Luke Silver provided the icing for the cake with his radar-like boot, kicking three conversions from four attempts.

11A  LOSS 0-49  NA NA