Old Dart finally hits the Mark


GREAT Britain Universities has earned itself a parting gift, scoring a 34-14 win against Queensland Tertiaries in the last match of a six-game tour.

Having suffered a tough 3-0 loss in the Test series against Australian Universities, the British were deserved victors in the final hit-out at Davies Park, West End.

Great Britain led Queensland 14-4 at halftime and could have won by a greater margin, had goal-kicking been more accurate.

Tainting the match somewhat was a severe knee injury to tourist Nick Walker, forcing officials to call a halt to proceedings with seven minutes left to play.

Initial fears were that Walker had suffered a broken leg, although scans on Sunday showed ligament damage but no fracture.

The British fly out for home this week, following a campaign in which they were highly competitive in every game.

The First Test was won 24-16 by Australia. The Second Test also went the Aussie's way 26-18 and the Third Test ended in a 34-14 win to Australia after Great Britain led 14-0.

Next Saturday, July 29, Queensland Tertiary will play New South Wales Tertiary, kicking off at 2pm at Davies Park.

GREAT BRITAIN UNIVERSITIES 32 (Stu Anderson 2, Dave Llewellyn, Matt Jackson, Mark McKinley, Lloyd O'Connor, Gary Peacham tries; Ian Gordon, Matt Jackson goals) d QUEENSLAND TERTIARIES 10 (Colin Webb, Pat Webster tries; Ty Casey goal) at Davies Park, West End, Brisbane.

Source: qrl.com.au