The University of Queensland Hounds are the kings of Queensland university rugby league for the second year in a row.
The Hounds retained the University Cup with a dominant 32-6 victory over the Queensland University of Technology Trouts at Souths Sports Club last night.
Two tries to man of the match Dom Heidke were a highlight as the Hounds overcame an unusual half-time stoppage to win the match.
The Hounds led 12-0 early through tries to Sam Gillespie and Heidke.
They then somehow repelled an unlucky QUT, who should have scored at least twice after making several long breaks down the left-hand side of the field.
Ninety seconds short of half-time a fuse blew and the lights went out, forcing the teams into an early half-time. However, the lighting was restored in time to start the second half and it sparked the Hounds into action.
Three tries in seven minutes to Harrison Newton, Heidke and Thomas Yarwood tore the game apart.
Callum Gavin scored again for the victors before Anthony Ngunz got a consolation late in the match for the Trouts.
It made it two premierships in a row for the Scott Barker-coached Hounds, with fullback Jake Burnell being named Universities Rugby League Queensland Player of the Year after the game.
Trouts’ players Ngunz (Best back), Callum Roy (Best forward) and Josh Zweedyk (Top try scorer) took home trophies, and Burnell was also named top point scorer of the competition.
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