Australia: University claim 2021 Sunshine Coast Rugby Union A grade premiership

Monday, September 20, 2021

University have claimed the 2021 Sunshine Coast Rugby Union A grade premiership, defeating Noosa ten points to six at Australia's University of the Sunshine Coast on Saturday.

Noosa opened the scoring after fifteen minutes through a Jordan Mayhew penalty goal. University striked back ten minutes later with a penalty goal from Matt Lieder. The home side scored the only try of the game through their number 9 Jona Wesiniciba with fourteen minutes left in the game. Lieder added the conversion to take the lead to seven points. Mayhew scored the final points of the game with a penalty goal.

University (in green shirts) were able to repel Noosa's attempts to score. They dominate a scrum here.
Image: Patrick Gillett.

Noosa had the possession of the ball close to the University line in the dying moments of the game.

"I've lost so many in that scenario," University coach Brad Tronc said. "I just knew these boys would dig in. I just...I could see their body height. I could see them all scrambling. Our bench mate, we're a 23 man squad. You know, not a 15 man squad. None of our boys played, you know, we didn't try and load up our reserves grade before this like they did. And 23 men fucking earned that."

On prompting that the home crowd made the 23 man squad sound like a 100 man squad, Tronc added "that's what it's about. That home ground got us home in the end mate. Sensational."


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