Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

GRAND FINAL GRUFS; U15s Book a Place in the Decider against Frenchville

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

GRAND FINAL GRUFS; U15s Book a Place in the Decider against Frenchville

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Byline: Matt Harris matthew.harris@gladstoneobserver.com.au

Grand Finals

U15s: Frenchville v Gladstone at 6.30pm

U13s: Round Robin - Gladstone/Biloela/Cap Coast Crocs Gold from 1.30pm

All games to be played on Saturday at RGS Rugby Park, Rockhampton

RUGBY UNION: The Gladstone Goats' Under-15s have booked themselves a grand final berth against Frenchville after seeing off Brothers/Colts in the Rugby Capricornia junior semi-finals at the weekend.

The two sides met less than a week ago, with Brothers/Colts claiming a 19-15 win, but it was the Gladstone boys who responded better during the grand final qualifier to grind out a 12-8 victory.

Gladstone junior co-ordinator Ben Leis said the U15s forward pack laid a solid foundation.

"It was very much dominated in the forwards. There was one period where we had over 15 phases of ball with the forward pack," he said.

"It was mature play and mature thinking. We had good discipline around the ruck and maintained possession. …

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