Iggy Park will kick off in Cup
TOWNSVILLE rugby league nursery Ignatius Park College will kick off its latest GIO Schoolboys Cup campaign this afternoon.
Ignatius Park hosts St Patrick’s College, Mackay, from 3.30pm with a place in the Queensland semi- final on the line. Fellow Townsville league powerhouse Kirwan State High was shocked yesterday when it lost its match against The Cathedral College, Rockhampton 28- 22 at Jack Masnki Oval.
Today Iggy Park game also doubles as the semi- final of the Aaron Payne Cup.
“It’s a very big game and a massive occasion,” Iggy Park coach Christian Quabba said.
“It’s do or die from now on and the school is certainly excited about it.
“We know it’s going to be a tough game and St Pat’s recently beat us ( 22- 16), so we know how good of a team they are.
“But we’re primed for it and I think it will be a great game.”
Ignatius Park has reached the national semi- final of the GIO Schoolboys Cup, and Kirwan made history in 2015 by becoming the first North Queensland school to win the national title.