Next-Gen Untouchables have secured their third Taringa crown on the trot after defeating Burners 6-2 in the final on Tuesday night.
The experienced Kick It side matched the achievement from back in 2012 when they dominated the competition. Only two teams from Taringa have won three titles in a row, with Monday night’s Yeah Yeah Nah matching the feat.
It was Burners who went undefeated through the fixture rounds to sit a top the ladder heading into the finals, only for their perfect season to come undone on the final stage.
In a quick and competitive match, sportsmanship showed as spirits remained high heading into the last minute.
A first half hat-trick to Next-Gen Untouchables co-captain Anthony kept the reigning champions within reach following a fast start from Burners.
Two quick tries to both sides in the opening minutes left the game in a precarious position. Some slick hands and traditional touch footy moves followed as both teams traded blows.
Despite two early tries from player of the match Joe to edge Burners ahead early, Next-Gen Untouchables lead 3-2 at the break.
A second half stalemate ensued as both teams reverted to a heavy ruck attack. Untouchables’ Luke broke the game open with a wonderful short kick, while Matt did the same on his team’s next possession to blow the lead out to 5-2 in the space of three minutes.
A galant Burners side threw everything at their opponent late in the second half before Bronson capped the victory, scooting through some weary defence.
Players of the match – Joe (Burners), Tammy (Next-Gen Untouchables).
Summer Top Try Scorers
Well done to Charlie and Dan (pictured above) who combined for a whopping 41 points as they ran away with the guys and girls top try scorer honour.
Spring season try leaders Anthony (Next-Gen Untouchables) and Eliza (Feldt Up) were well in the mix once again.
A big thanks to LIVIN for once again being onboard.
Dugongs do it again!
Long serving team Dugongs made it three grand final wins in their last four outings after defeating Out Of Touch 8-5 in the second top 8 grand final.
Big efforts from Terry, Dave and Lucy showed class against a less experienced opponent as Dugongs lead from the outset.
Late tries from Out Of Touch captain Chris and Annalise kept the game tight, however Dugong’s defence held.
Players of the match – Chris (Out Of Touch), Dave (Dugongs).
Autumn season kicks off at Taringa on Tuesday, 27th February. For season details visit the Taringa venue page.