Menu
Sport

Barbarians snap losing stretch to nab first win of season

TRY TIME: USC's captain Matt Leider crosses.
TRY TIME: USC's captain Matt Leider crosses. Patrick Woods

RUGBY UNION: The monkey's off the back for the University of the Sunshine Coast, which finally claimed its breakthrough win this season.

The Barbarians beat Maroochydore 28-14 at Sippy Downs to snap an eight-game losing sequence.

University came close to a maiden win last month, when it was edged by a point against the Swans.

The side made sure of things this time, scoring four converted tries.

"It's good to get a first win, especially with a bonus point, so it's even more rewarding for us," coach Rhys Roberts said.

"I think it's the start of something we can build upon as well."

It's still last of four teams in the region's A-grade competition and but is just two points behind Maroochydore in the race for a top-three finals-bound position, with five rounds remaining.

"Our aim coming into the season, as a collective group, was to reach a final so we're definitely on that track," he said.

"We started a bit slow as the results show but hopefully the back-end of the season is when we can start clicking as a group."

In the other match, Noosa extended its flawless season-winning run with a 32-12 victory over Caloundra at Sunshine Beach.

Topics:  maroochydore rugby union sunshine coast rugby union


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

DRONE VISION: Police raid marijuana crop worth $60m

Queensland Police have seized 11,795 cannabis plants following a raid on an Esk property. Picture: Queensland Police

WATCH: More than 11,000 plants uncovered in grow houses

QLD VOTES LIVE: Will this man be the state's first Greens MP?

Michael Bergman and supporters in Maiwar. Picture: Brendan O'Malley

Polling puts Labor marginally ahead of the Liberal National Party

Guilty of torture after domestic reign of terror

After hearing allegations including a caustic soda attack, jurors found Peter Mark Wright guilty of 12 charges.

Brutal zip-tie, caustic soda stories heard before guilty verdicts

Local Partners