Keebra Park QLD State Champs

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Keebra Park QLD State Champs

Post by Tap Twist Snap » Sat 05 Sep, 2009 10:27 am

Kirwan State High 18 vs. Keebra Park 34

Can't find any info on the actual final match but this was from the build up.
http://www.goldcoast.com.au/article/200 ... sport.html

Keebra set to turn up heat
Jake Dew | August 28th, 2009




UNSEASONABLE heat could prove a godsend for Keebra Park in their Arrive Alive Cup Queensland final against North Queensland champions Kirwan High in Townsville today.

Keebra coach Greg Lenton believes his troops will be aware of what's awaiting them as they attempt to bring Townsville down at Dairy Farmers Stadium.

Coming off a bruising 13-6 win over Gold Coast rivals and last year's national champions Palm Beach Currumbin, Keebra will be hard to beat.

But Lenton had warned his side that they needed to be prepared to work hard against a side who will have plenty of home support.

"We've been fortunate that we have had a bit of hot weather ourselves over the last week so it's not as if they are going to get off the plane going from 19C to 30C," he said.

"The boys should be a little better prepared than they have any other year but while I'm sure (the heat) will be a factor, particularly with the humidity and them being in their own back yard, there are simply no excuses.

"We know that if we want to go further in this competition these are the obstacles you have to overcome."

While the players knew little of their rivals, they were well aware of their potential.

Kirwan will head into the game full of confidence following victories over Yeppoon's St Brendan's College and their recent 32-14 win against Townsville rivals Ignatius Park in the North Queensland final.

Keebra captain Jordan Kahu, who tore PBC apart in their South Queensland final win, said it was important their pack laid the foundations.


"We need to use our big strong forwards and defend hard," said Kahu, who will head to the Wests Tigers next season.

"If we can do that and dominate early we can get over the top of them.

"But it's important we just treat this like any other game and don't get overawed."

Lenton agreed and while he didn't know much about his opposition he knows they are stacked with talent.

"We don't know a great deal about (Kirwan) but they have some very good footballers and a lot of talent across the park," he said.

"We have to try and dominate in the middle of the park and play good field position but that will come down to our control and our discipline."


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Post by Tap Twist Snap » Sat 05 Sep, 2009 10:45 am

Found the finals article. This Jordan Kahu sounds like a gun.
http://www.goldcoast.com.au/article/200 ... sport.html

Keebra Park High School finish top of the class
Jake Dew | August 29th, 2009



Keebra Park High School players celebrate winning the Queensland Arrive Alive Cup final against Townsville's Kirwan High at Dairy Farmers Stadium

KEEBRA Park put Townsville's sweltering heat out of their minds yesterday to become the Queensland Arrive Alive Cup champions.

Despite the searing temperatures and a tough trip north, Keebra's size across the park enabled them to overpower Townsville's Kirwan High 34-18 at Dairy Farmers Stadium.

A jubilant Keebra coach Greg Lenton said it was a good win in testing conditions.

"We were very sloppy in patches, but to the boys' credit they never stopped trying and they got themselves back into the game," said Lenton.

It was the first Queensland championship for Keebra since 2006. And they will be keen to bring down their next rivals in the national semi-finals, Sydney's Endeavour High, who defeated Hills Sports College on Thursday.

The Gold Coasters will be aiming to get square with their NSW rival, who handed Keebra back-to-back defeats in the national final in 2005 and 2006.

"We need to do a bit of work in preparing to play football at this particular end of the competition, where the boys can not afford to drop off," said Lenton.

"I know we will learn a lot from this win and we will need to be at our very best against Endeavour. There's a good rivalry, stemming from defeats in the final a few years back.

"We can't afford to be complacent and allow our opposition to dominate like we did today."

Lenton said Keebra started poorly, turning over mountains of possession.


Kirwan capitalised, scoring first to jump to a 6-0 lead after five minutes with a try to centre Rhyse Martin before playmaker Danny White sparked a Keebra revival. They drew level just minutes later, with big prop Mosese Fotuaka barging his way over.

Backrower Ben Murdoch then forced his way across before winger Henere Wells dived over in the corner to take Keebra to a 16-6 lead at the break.

They continued where they left off in the second half, with White bagging a double.

But it was electrifying fullback and Keebra captain Jordan Kahu, named man of the match, who sealed the game. Taking the ball on his own 40m line, Kahu scorched his way through the Kirwan defence to secure the win.

Two late tries added respectability to the Kirwan scoreline.

Lenton said he was proud of the way his side got themselves back into the contest before running away with the match.

"We started poorly, we turned over too much ball and it's always the one thing you pray will never happen, particularly in a competition like the Arrive Alive Cup," he said.

"Fortunately the Grasshopper (White) got us going, but everyone played well and it was a good outcome in the end."

Keebra Park play Endeavour High on September 11.

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Post by Yossarian » Sat 05 Sep, 2009 12:01 pm

Kicks goals too!!

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Post by Yossarian » Sat 05 Sep, 2009 12:15 pm



Jordan Kahu looks the complete package. Good tackler, decent under the high ball. Even a field goal!!

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Post by softlaw » Sat 05 Sep, 2009 4:28 pm

Very nice indeed! Are the semis being telecast?
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Post by willow » Sun 13 Sep, 2009 7:21 pm

Keebra Park also beat Endeavour Sports High 16-10 on the weekend too.

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Post by softlaw » Mon 14 Sep, 2009 8:59 am

so really it's only our first grade team that can;t make a finals series to save their lives.
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Post by Tap Twist Snap » Mon 14 Sep, 2009 7:34 pm

willow wrote:Keebra Park also beat Endeavour Sports High 16-10 on the weekend too.
Ahh that good to hear. Will channel 9 show the final live or delayed?

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