Queensland Country storm into National Rugby Championship semi finals

Queensland Country have secured a spot in the National Rugby Championship semi finals, beating NSW Country 45-21 in their final regular season match in Tamworth.

“I was pleased with our second half performance today, for two weeks in a row the team have adjusted areas of our game that haven’t been firing and have finished the matches strongly,” said Country coach Rod Seib.

“We came away with the win through the hard work of players like Angus Scott-Young, who has got through a mountain of work for us throughout the season, and out wide we saw what a strong ball carrier Jordy Petaia is developing into.

“He’s an exciting prospect for the future.

“Credit to NSW Country, they played a solid game and really limited our opportunities preventing us from executing the game we wanted to play, but our team responded in that second half and built some momentum.

“We’re looking forward to the challenge ahead, whoever we play and whether we’re at home or away.

“We came to Tamworth with the goal of claiming a bonus point win and we’ve done that, giving ourselves the potential opportunity to host a home semi-final.”

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