Around the grounds: Reds rolled out for clubs

Super Rugby
by Sam Phillips

With the stars of the Reds in Wallaby gold on Saturday, the remainder of the squad was free to play for their respective clubs on Saturday.

That meant Queensland Premier Rugby took centre stage, with both Shute Shield and Dewar Shield having the week off.

Here's who featured where across the nation.


Wests had no less than four Reds - Scott Higginbotham, Moses Sorovi, Filipo Daugunu and Lachlan Maranta - run out in their starting XV and they duly put 50 past Sunnybank.

JP and Ruan Smith packed down as GPS' props as they fell to Alex Mafi's Bond, James Tuttle steering the Gallopers attack from flyhalf.Moses Sorovi started at halfback for Wests. Photo: WalmsleyThere were Super Rugby stars everywhere as Easts tackled Souths, Chris Feauai-Sautia, Jayden Ngamanu, Eto Nabuli and Teti Tela all starting for the Magpies as they thumped Izaia Perese, Liam Wright, Andrew Ready and the Tigers.

There was a similar smattering of Super Rugby talent in the UQ side that proved too strong for brothers - Angus Scott-Young, Adam Korczyk and Sef Faagase all packing down for the Red Heavies.


 University of Queensland 45 - Brothers 24

Easts 7 - Souths 41

Bond University 46 - GPS 31

Sunnybank 24 - Wests 50


With the Brumbies preparing for a trip to Japan there were no ACT stars in action in clubland at the weekend.


Royals 43 - Wests 0

Easts 26 - Uni-Norths 41


The large majority of Force players were unavailable due to their clash with the Rebels but Elliot Turner did start at halfback and guide ARKs to a big win over Wanneroo.


Nedlands 17 - Associates 14

Wests Scarborough 10 - Cottesloe 16

Palmyra 13 - Kalamunda 45

ARKs 58 - Wanneroo 27

Southern Lions 19 - Perth Bayswater 36

Coastal Cavaliers 3 - UWA 46