$10

    ACGS v Giggleswick School – 1st XV (2012) [TRIAL]

    2012 GPS Rugby Union - Trial - First XV

    Anglican Church Grammar School (H) - 45 def. Giggleswick School (A) - 10

    In a match of two halves, ACGS (Churchie) were able to put the touring English school team from Giggleswick School to the sword.

    The first half was a veritable rout, with a dominant forward display from Churchie setting the platform for some great tries by forwards and backs alike. The Giggleswick backs barely touched the ball - maybe twice in the half. 31-0 at half time to Churchie.

    A much tighter contest eventuated in the second half. After pressuring the Churchie line for a near constant fifteen minutes, Giggleswick were unable to register their first try. Despite being reduced to 14 men, Churchie quickly found their way to the other end of the field and came away with another try.

    Minutes later, Churchie managed another great try, started by an immense rolling maul from within their own half, ending with their #7 (who was having an excellent match) breaking from the back of the maul and running 40 metre solo to score under the posts. 45-0.

    Giggleswick came back with a consolation try late in the piece (some thanks to a lucky bounce off a player's back) and a long range penalty on full time. Nonetheless, the score finished at 45-10 in a dominant display by Churchie.

    $10

    BGS v BBC – 16A (2012) [TRIAL]

    Brisbane Grammar School (H) - 29 def. Brisbane Boys' College (A) - 0

    Despite a competitive first half, Brisbane Grammar were able to convincingly overrun BBC in this GPS Rugby trial.

    BGS scored twice in the first half, both times capitalising on some sleepy and slow defence by BBC. When alert however, BBC had defended well as BGS had 80% of the territory in the first half. With the ball, BBC needed to improve their support play to improve their chances of success. Half time 10-0.

    BGS came out hungrier in the second half and scored three tries, as BBC became increasingly desperate. BGS capitalised on small errors or exhibited individual flashes of talent for their tries. Meanwhile, BBC seemingly lost the ball through their forwards within two or three phases - and the few times it made it to their backs, it was kicked away in hope of a marginal opportunity being realised. None were, and BBC thus failed to build any pressure through the second half.

    The match was somewhat tainted by the referee's whistle - there would have been more penalties blown than all other stoppages combined - but nonetheless, BGS were deserving victors.

    $10

    BGS v BBC – 2nd XV (2012) [TRIAL]

    Brisbane Grammar School (H) - 34 def. Brisbane Boys' College (A) - 0

    Brisbane Grammar dominated a sloppy BBC outfit to take the spoils in this GPS Rugby trial match.

    The first half was quite competitive, with only a penalty and a try to BGS. 10-0 at half time. BBC however had yet to enter Brisbane Grammar's 22.

    BGS were able to tighten the screws in the second half, rattling off four quick tries to BBC's nil. Two were the result of a solid lineout platform, while the other two were testament to players' individual skill. The first came from a great individual effort at the scrum base, and the other through the mopping up some spilled ball with a deft run to the line.

    Ultimately, it seemed that while BBC had some good skills, they tired significantly and were unable to work cohesively for much of the match. Brisbane Grammar were deserved victors, 34-0.

    $10

    BGS v BBC – 1st XV (2012) [TRIAL]

    Brisbane Grammar School (H) - 30 def. Brisbane Boys' College (A) - 22

    Brisbane Grammar were able to get the better of BBC in a well-fought match in difficult conditions. Both teams will be better for the run in this trial.

    BGS were first to score with a penalty after an intense opening. After a further period were no side had dominance, BGS were again able to score, this time a try after a long and patient build-up - and a second try followed soon after.

    BBC soon hit back with a penalty and try of their own, but BGS turned on the tricks for a great try in the corner after a perfectly weighted kick to their well-positioned winger in the corner. Half -time, 24-10 to BGS.

    The second half was a tighter affair, and BGS were unable to break BBC's line again, only troubling the scoreboard for two penalties. BBC meanwhile took the game by the throat with some industrious play, but while BGS weren't scoring tries of their own, they defended well and only allowed their line to be breached twice. BBC's play was better and their tries skilled, but it was too little, too late. Full time, 30-22.

    $10

    GT v BBC – 1st XV (2012) [TRIAL]

    2012 GPS Rugby Union - Trial - First XV

    Gregory Terrace (H) def. Brisbane Boys' College (A)

    $10

    IGS v BBC – 1st XV (2012) [TRIAL]

    2012 GPS Rugby Union - Trial - First XV

    Ipswich Grammar School (H) def. Brisbane Boys' College (A)

    $10

    BBC v BSHS – 1st XV (2012) [TRIAL]

    2012 GPS Rugby Union - Trial - First XV

    Brisbane State High School (A) def. Brisbane Boys' College (H)

    In a high scoring, free-flowing match, BSHS were able to account for BBC after being behind early.

    $10

    TSS v ACGS – 1st XV (2012) [TRIAL]

    2012 GPS Rugby Union - Trial - First XV

    The Southport School (H) - 19 def. Anglican Church Grammar School (A) - 12

    In an immensely well-contested trial match, TSS were able to hold on to defeat ACGS (Churchie) by a converted try.

    ACGS dominated territory and possession early but were unable to break the TSS line, while TSS were able to convert the faintest sniff into points. A brilliant try to the TSS #14 opened the scoring in what became an intense and hard-fought game - a great trial hitout for both sides before the GPS season got underway.