Day 3: John Paul College v UQ Heavies
John Paul College - 6 def. UQ Heavies - 5UQ put in the game of their tournament to run John Paul College down to the wire, but ultimately were unable to record their first victory. JPC opened the scoring early with a penalty in the first 90 seconds of play. After a period where neither team yielded, UQ were able to work their way into the JPC 22 and after five minutes of sustained pressure, were able to break the line and score a quality try. The score remained 5-3 until half time, with UQ the dominant side having 85% of the territory and generally out-enthusing JPC at the tackle contest. The second half was if anything an even tighter contest than the first, dominated by the referee's whistle and with both possession and territory evenly split. Despite some enterprising play by both teams, and especially UQ, neither team was able to break the other's defence in what represented two great displays of disciplined rugby. However, JPC were able to find their way into UQ territory for almost the entirety of the final five minutes, and just as it looked as if UQ may have done enough, a debatable penalty was awarded to JPC on full time from almost directly in front. It was duly kicked, and JPC got out of jail 6-5.