Iggy Park will kick off in Cup

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT - MICHAEL THOMP­SON

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.

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