Next-Gen Untouchables have continued their extraordinary winning streak with a gutsy 3-1 win over Burners in the Spring season final on Tuesday.
The Taringa rivals brought up their fourth consecutive grand final appearance, the most since Mens sides Beau Knows and Bandits at Shaw Road between 2013-2014.
In scoreless second half, possession was dominated by Burners who had well over 60% of the ball from the onset. They forced an incredible five repeat sets but were unable to crack the Untouchables’ line aided by sweeping fullback duo Gerard Martin and Matt McIver.
Try scoring opportunities to Ty Halpin, Joe Flannery, captain Camilla Williams and LIVIN top try scorer Charlene Hanley could have changed the complexion of the match, however crucial errors cost Burners when it mattered most.
The reigning champions took a 3-1 lead into halftime on the back of a lovely backline play off the kick-off featuring Anthony Martin, Gerard Martin and Darcy Coleman. The trio combined to send Mark Porter over in the corner for his second try of the evening.
Representative star Ryan Mason-Cox gave Burners’ their first points with a perfect grubber as he tip-toed down the sideline to plant the ball in the right corner.
Untouchables extended their early lead with a crafty grubber from Gerard Martin.
A fortunate bounce following a dump and split from Bec Rophia sent Mark Porter over for the opening try inside five minutes.
Untouchables: Mark Porter (2), Gerard Martin
Burners: Ryan Mason-Cox
Player of the Match: Darcy Coleman
Best and Fairest: Ryan Mason-Cox
Out Of Touch have won their second mixed 2 grand final in six seasons after defeating Dugongs 4-3 in extra time.
With the scores locked up 3-3 at the end of 40-minutes, what proceeded was a wild 4-on-4 golden point period that lasted over eight minutes.
A perfectly weighted kick near the goal line from Ty Price sent captain Chris Honnery over to secure the monumental victory.
Nick Wing ensured the extra time bout after slicing through the middle of the Dugongs defence to score in the left corner with just seconds remaining.
A solo effort from Ben Walker gave his side their first lead of the match after busting through the defence and running 25 metres to score.
Mens Representative Harry Elms notched up his second try of the match with a magical grubber close to the line to draw the scores level for a second time.
Ty Price had his second try assist of the night with Charlie Rea pouncing on a short grubber close to the goal line.
Dugongs matched their opponent early with Harry Elms capitalising on some broken play to score down the left edge inside the opening 10 minutes.
Ty Price and Charlie Rea kicked off proceedings with the duo combining for Out Of Touch’s first points.
Out Of Touch: Charlie Rea (2), Nick Wing, Chris Honnery,
Dugongs: Harry Elms (2), Ben Walker
Player of the Match: Ty Price
Best and Fairest: Ben Walker.
Well done to our LIVIN top try scorers for 2018 Taringa Spring season!
Mixed Guys: Matt McIver | Next-Gen Untouchables (16)
Mixed Girls: Charlene Hanley | Burners (6)
Congratulations to our Range Brewing Try Assist Champion!
Isaac Toohey | Kickaholics Anonymous (9).