TOP TEN: The Ipswich Rangers and Goodna combined to host and win the QSRU Rugby 10s.
TOP TEN: The Ipswich Rangers and Goodna combined to host and win the QSRU Rugby 10s. David Nielsen

OPINION: Jets snap four-game losing streak to restore pride

THE Ipswich Jets silenced their critics with a much- needed win over the Easter weekend.

The Jets hadn't won a game since their opening round thrashing of Tweed Heads, as they travelled to Cairns to take on the Northern Pride.

Missing forward Billy McConnachie and carrying a four-game losing streak, wasn't how the Jets would have liked to enter Saturday's contest.

Too often Ipswich have allowed an opposition team to post points early on and force themselves into playing catch-up football.

Still Ipswich do it better than anyone, and came close to upsetting Redcliffe and the Easts Tigers in recent weeks.

This time though, it was the Jets who scored first and would lead for the rest of the game. Taking confidence from the win, the next challenge facing Ipswich is to win their first game at home.

This weekend Ipswich come up against Souths Logan at Davies Park, before hosting Burleigh at North Ipswich Reserve next weekend.

Baptism by fire

BROTHERS have earned their bye round after playing three A Grade games in just eight days.

They weren't the only club to face a hectic schedule as Cyclone Debbie and the Easter weekend conspired to give clubs a baptism by fire start to the season.

Admin staff and the Ipswich referees worked just as hard as the players to get all three A Grade rounds to go ahead and all would have appreciated a long weekend break.

Ten out of 10

THE Ipswich Rangers hosted the first QSRU rugby 10s tournament last weekend.

With eight teams from across the region, it was Goodna whop emerged victorious, with Ipswich making the semi final.

Despite the loss of Springfield from this year's senior competition, Ipswich continues to produce high quality players and the Rangers ability to host top events like the 10s is a great showcase for rugby union in the area.