The Bond University Breakers will travel to Ballymore tonight, Tuesday 16th to play their rescheduled match against University of Queensland.
‘The Battle of the Unis’ was supposed to be played last Saturday at home, but due to the weather it was postponed.
The inaugural local derby rugby match promises to be a tough match, as the Bond Breakers take on 2012 premiers, University of Queensland.
It is the first time the two universities have faced off in the Queensland Premier Rugby competition.
Breakers President, Warren Carey says the two clubs are very competitive and he is looking forward to the new tradition that will only get bigger as the club grows and develops.
Since 2004 when the Breakers won their only premiership defeating a University of Queensland (UQ) team dominated by Qld Reds players, a healthy rivalry developed between the two clubs.
Last year the Breakers Colts drew 14-14 in their Grand Final against Colts UQ, only to lose on the ‘first try scorer wins’ rule, which stirred a lot of emotion and many players and supporters are looking forward to this weekend.
Senior Head coach, Rob Nowlan says the new rivalry will give the players extra motivation to go out and perform at their very best.
“It’s great to be part of the first ‘Battle of the Unis’ game, it should be excellent for the players and supporters,” he said.
Despite the interrupted pre-season, Nolwan says the team is still on track and is going as well as expected even after two close losses.
“They are just making some fundamental errors. We have to get it right and work it out. With a little bit more attack into our game, we should be right,” Nowlan said.
Breakers Captain, Dan Collins said last game's effort against GPS was a huge improvement from the opening game of the season.
“We are definitely improving and heading in the right direction, it’s just a few things we have to tweak and it will come together and hopefully it’s tonight,” Collins said.
Collins is looking forward to the test itself and to see where the team is at.
“We have been building and coming together for this game against UQ, which we are all looking forward to playing. We are a good football side still developing and how good we are, will be proven on the paddock,” he said.
The Premier Colts play at 6:15pm and the Premier team kicks off at 7:45pm.
Ballymore Stadium, 91 Clyde Road, Hertson, Brisbane.
Go Bond University Breakers!