Brumbies and Reds claim Super U20s victories

Patrick Foulkes
by Patrick Foulkes

The Brumbies U20s registered their first win of the Super U20s Championship on the weekend with a 21-13 victory against a gutsy Western Force outfit in Perth.

Queensland have confirmed themselves as favourites for the inaugural Super U20s Championship with their third win in a row by defeating the Melbourne Rebels U20s 39-31 at AAMI Park, Melbourne.

The results now mean that Queensland lead the Super U20s ladder on 15 points, with the Rebels on six points and NSW in third on five points.

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The Brumbies and the Reds took wins in the Super U20s.

Speaking after the match Queensland forwards coach Brad Thorn believed it was the Queensland pack who were the difference in their victory over Melbourne: “The Rebels had two weeks to prepare for the match today and they really came to play”.

“We started slowly, it wasn’t until about 30 minutes into the match that we started to grind our way back. We utilised our set piece and edged back in front before half-time.

“In the second half, the conditions were greasy and both sides made mistakes, but we scored some tries and got out to 39 points which kept us ahead despite the Rebels late surge.

“Our forwards were our strength today. Our scrum and lineout functioned well and the pack was rewarded with a try from a maul.”

In round four NSW U20s will play the Melbourne Rebels at the University of Sydney and the Queensland U20s will play Brumbies U20s at 4.15pm at Suncorp Stadium Brisbane.