QLD Premier Rugby Preview - Round 11

It's Round 11, but it's really Round 9.

Earlier in the week we did some math on some likely outcomes depending on the results from this weekend's games.

I don't have the mental capacity to revisit that, so if you missed that article, check it out here.

In short, there's two blockbuster match-ups this weekend and there's also two other games.

The two other games being Wests vs Souths and Norths Vs Sunnybank. That'll be wins for Wests and Sunnybank.

Now, the other two games are massive. It is funny how the draw has worked out relative to the ladder.

Bond University Vs University of Queensland

Simple equations for both sides here.

If UQ win, they're minor premiers.

If Bond win, they're in the finals, if they don't, they need a bonus point to have any chance but reality is they're probably done.

With the Sunday fixture last week, we got to see UQ roll out some of their Reds stars, mostly off the bench. They'll be better for the run and ready to go this week. That'll be tough for Bond to compete with.

Bond will welcome back Reds lock Angus Blyth for a big boost to their pack.

Bond have been the big improvers in 2020, dishing up an entertaining brand of rugby care of the likes of Max Dowd, Mitch Third & co.

But UQ are a powerhouse, they're like the Melbourne Storm, no matter who pulls on the Red Heavies jersey, they seem to grow a leg.

Sadly for Bond, they'll be facing UQ when they're nearing their peak and getting big workloads from blokes like Wallis, Scott-Young and Nasser. Is Jock Campbell back as well? Not sure, scary for Bond if he is.

UQ to claim the minor premiership here and sail into the finals.

UQ by 15.

Brothers Vs Easts

Women in Rugby Day at Brothers and a mouth-watering match up between two of the competitions powerhouses.

Easts have been near enough to the benchmark all year, combining some experienced names with some exciting young talent. Ben Mowen and Tom Milosevic leading a quality pack whilst Aidan Toua provides the cool head at the back.

For Brothers, they too have a great combination of experienced old heads and up and coming stars of the future. Matt Faessler - arguably the best Hooker in QPR - and Michael Wood have impressed, while young guns Hudson Creighton and Nathan Carroll have been lighting up the competition. All the while, Mr Reliable Rohan Safaloi has been at his mercurial best, guiding the butcher stripes around the park.

To further bolster their side, this week they get back Harry Hoopert, Ryan Smith and Lawson Creighton from the Reds bubble. Some fair additions right there!

So many great match ups across the park in this one, perhaps it might be the Brothers backline that proves the difference so long as their forwards can lay the platform up front against this excellent Tigers pack.

Home game, plenty to play for and the fact they'll all wanting to be impress all the Women, it'll be Brothers winning this one.

Brothers by 6 in a cracker!


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