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QDG Edge Sappers

The first game of the ARU Championship in BAG kicked off early at 1115hrs on a Friday 14 Sept as result of the heavy training burden facing both units post Op OLYMPICS. The match was affected by the strong wind which was blowing across the pitch. The QDG were fast out of the blocks in the first 10 mins, scoring a try but narrowly missing the conversion. They continued to asserted themselves upfront against 28 Engr Regt gaining an edge in the scrummage and using their strength to set up several driving mauls. They continued to pressure the Sappers who lost the ball close to their line and the QDG forwards drove hard for the line and scored. The Sappers failed to hold their discipline and another score resulted leaving the Sappers trailing 15-0 at halftime.

The winds of change blew after the halftime break as 28 Engr Regt showed the kind of form that had seen them win the ARU Community cup as well as the BAG Cup last season. On the 5 minute mark after a relentless onslaught, WO2 Jason Wheeler found a little gap down the left flank and crossed over the line for a try which was converted by L/Cpl Chris Shorter. After the restart once again the home side found more zip and the QDG were found guilty of killing the ball once again Shorter added the extras. Another penalty within sight of the posts was converted by Shorter which saw the gap narrowed to 2 points at 15-13 in favour of the QDG. 28 Engr continued to threaten but the QDG remained disciplined and solid in defence to close out the match, the final score remaining 15-13.

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