Ipswich remain undefeated in Schoolboys Challenge
IPSWICH have made a strong start to this year's Brisbane Broncos Schoolboys Challenge.
St Peter Claver College and Redbank Plains State High School remain undefeated after the first two rounds of the school rugby league competition.
Despite a convincing 34-0 win over Alex Hills in Opens last week, St Peter Claver College coach Todd Riggs said the real test was yet to come for his young charges.
"The boys completed really well on Wednesday,” Riggs said.
"They held onto the ball, got to the end of their sets and defended really well.
"Two wins is a really good start but this week will be a really good test against Mountain Creek.
"We've got the results table and once again the teams like St Mary's, Redbank Plains, Redcliffe and Mountain Creek are all up there at the top.”
After finishing seventh in last year's Opens and Under 15s competitions, Riggs said he was encouraged by the strong start to the season.
Determined to play finals football, the school can't afford any early losses.
"You can't afford to lose more than one game if you want to play finals football,” he said.
"We are in a much better place than we were last year.
"If the boys can defend like they did against Mountain Creek we'll be in with a good chance this week.”
The St Peter Claver Under 15s are also undefeated after a 48-10 win over Alex Hills at Brothers Ipswich.
Redbank Plains continued their own charge to finals football with a 32-22 win over Harristown in the Under 15s, and a 58-0 victory in the Gee Shield Opens competition.
Redbank Plains will travel to Caloundra today, with St Peter Claver College set to host Mountain Creek at Brothers Ipswich.
Ipswich State High School will kick-off their Langer Trophy campaign against Palm Beach today at the Centenary Junior Rugby League grounds.
Devere Cup (Under 15):
St Peter Claver College 48 def Alex Hills 10.
Redbank Plains 32 def Harristown 22.
Gee Shield (Opens):
St Peter Claver College 34 def Alex Hills 0.
Redbank Plains 58 def Harristown 0.