7th May, 2018
The final score board was a number Bond University fought hard to avoid as they went down to Souths 63 – 34 over the long weekend.
A mixed bag of rookies and experienced players amongst the newest Queensland Premiere Rugby team are showing their age as they struggle to make their mark in the Hospital Challenge Cup, trailing last in the competition going in to round seven.
Coach Grant Anderson says that time is on their side and that Bond Uni can climb the ladder before finals time, but it won't be without hard work.
"Our personal tackling skills and work off the ball have been very poor," the coach said.
"We will be working a lot on our tackling and defensive systems this week to make up for the. 221 points we have leaked in six games."
Captain Tai Ford admits the team is lacking in motivation and he has a team of frustrated players on his hands as the team failed to get ball carries past the advantage line during Souths home game.
"No-one likes losing and its drains you when it’s a losing environment," said the flanker.
"We need to stay positive as a team so we can play the footy we are good at to win games."
But it wasn't all bad news for the team with stand out players not getting past their coach who says the rest of the team only needs to look to them for motivation.
"I was really happy with PJ, Corbin and Vinnie," Coach Anderson said.
"They really demonstrate what this club is about with their toughness and willingness to not let the team down."
Bond Uni will take on Sunnybank at Bond home ground this Saturday, giving them all the motivation they need to keep fans interested.
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