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Rugby league the winner as SBC celebrates RDSSRL grand final glory

St Brendan's College has dominated at the 2019 Rockhampton District Secondary Schools Rugby League Grand Finals, bringing home 13 of 15 grand final trophies over three days of competition.

A record 18 of 19 St Brendan's College teams faced off against the region's finest schoolboy talent with the Open A's amongst the SBC sides bringing home the coveted trophy after a massive year of football.

In a sign of significant rugby league strength the college had a number of teams going head to head, pitting mate against mate in some of the most entertaining matches of the finals.

New SBC Director of Rugby League Mr Nathan Doyle attributed the record result and significant SBC showing to the absolute passion for rugby league at the college.

"We had more than 300 students playing rugby league this year and whether you watch an Open A match or a C or D level game, there is significant talent on show in each of them," he said.

"We are proud of our rugby league success and history but what is important is that so many of our students have the opportunity to play in teams with old and new mates and develop their individual skills in our vast rugby league program."

"In my role as Director of Rugby League I have worked closely with our coaches to ensure we have a consistent approach and consistent language across our 19 teams from Year 7 right through to Year 12, and St Brendan's College rugby league is certainly heading in a great direction," Mr Doyle said.

"We had an excellent few days of rugby league and our students also did not disappoint in regards to our expectations around conduct and behaviour on and off the field," Mr Doyle said.

"It was heartening to see the enormous demonstration of SBC pride and passion by our supporters at Browne Park, and indeed all around Australia and the world, on the RDSSRL live stream feed."

"After a significant year of football, coming so close on a number of high level stages at Aaron Payne Cup, Confraternity Shield and in the GIO Cup, our First XIII and their coaching team were thrilled to bring home the RDSSRL trophy." 

"But that is also the case for our 7A's right through to our Open D's, our 8B's and our 10A's; every one of our students played with a lot of pride for St Brendan's College so we are proud that so many of them were rewarded with a win."

"We commiserate with those players in our teams and our competitor schools who showed significant grit, determination and talent throughout the season and in the finals, but went home as runners up in the finals."

"We know there is a wealth of schoolboy talent in Central Queensland and that all teams and schools will be back in 2020 ready to play some great rugby league," Mr Doyle said. 

Well done to all SBC players on their dedication and efforts in 2019. The results:

Wednesday 11 September 2019

  •  7C - SBC3 36 defeated SBC4 4
  •  8C - SBC 28 defeated Heights College 10
  • 10C - SBC3 18 defeated SBC4 16
  • Open D - SBC 22 defeated RHS 10

Friday 13 September 2019

  •  7B SBC 28 defeated NRHS 0
  • 8B SBC 14 defeated TCC 6
  • 9B NRHS 16 defeated SBC 6
  • 10B RSHS 16 defeated SBC 12
  • Open C SBC3 26 defeated SBC4 24

Saturday 14 September 2019

  • 7A SBC 26 defeated EMC 6
  • 8A SBC 10 defeated TCC 6
  • 9A SBC 10 defeated TCC 6
  • 10A SBC 32 defeated TCC 14
  • Open B SBC 20 defeated YSHS 8
  • Open A SBC 30 defeated TCC 20

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