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Marsden SHS Year 7's win the 2021 Broncos Old Boys Cup
Marsden SHS Year 7's win the 2021 Broncos Old Boys Cup

Broncos Challenge schoolboy grand finals

Author : Andrew Dawson News Corp Sports

We’ve live-streamed Wednesday’s two Broncos Challenge schoolboy rugby league grand finals. SEE THE REPLAYS

Watch the replay of Marsden SHS taking on Palm Beach Currumbin SHS in the Year 8 Renouf Shield NRL grand final.

Broncos Challenge schoolboy rugby league grand final action will see five grand finals over the next 48 hours – including two today.

Easts Carina is be the venue for three grand finals this week – today’s Broncos Old Boys Cup (Year 7) and Renouf Shield (Year 8) deciders and Wednesday’s Langer Reserves (Open).

Attention then swings to Pizzy Park on the Gold Coast on Wednesday with two local derbies featuring PBC SHS v Keebra Park SHS in both the Walters (year 10) and Hancock Cup (year 9) grand finals.


All will be livestreamed by, the Gold Coast Bulletin and affiliates ahead of the September 15 Phil Hall Cup state grand final between Palm Beach Currumbin SHS and St Brendan’s College Yeppoon, who beat Kirwan SHS in last week’s Payne Cup grand final.

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REPLAY: NRL Schoolboy Cup Grand Final: Year 7, Marsden SHS v Ipswich SHS

Watch the replay of Marsden SHS taking on Ipswich SHS in the year 7 Broncos Old Boys grand final.

Marsden SHS has another trophy heading its way after the Year 7 Broncos Old Boys clash went their way over Ipswich SHS by 44-12.

Marsden dominated possession and dominated the opening 20 minutes, racing to a 28-nil lead before Ipswich hooker Jaylan Naleba burrowed over.

The winning Broncos Old Boys side – year 7 Marsden SHS.

The winning Broncos Old Boys side – year 7 Marsden SHS.

It was only the third time in 18 minutes Ipswich had possession of the ball and no side could have held Marsden SHS with the mood the side was in.

Centre Chris Vaimili, crossed twice, on the second occasion benefiting from nice work by edge backrower Storm Enoka, No. 11, while left winger Kyedon Ashley flashed onto an intercept to score.

Enoka then started the second half with a flourish for his side, scoring minutes into the half.

With Tipessa Lee delivered rolled gold ball from the ruck, halves Boston Barnard and Z J Watene feasted, either bringing their power players onto the ball, or igniting enterprising play themselves.

Although well beaten, it is always a milestone for a team to make a grand final and the journey to today’s clash will benefit this young Ipswich SHS side.

In the Renouf ShieldYear 8 grand final, Palm Beach Currumbin SHS claimed a drama charged premiership 8-4.

PBC SHS jumped in elation when the fulltime siren sounded, while Marsden SHS players slumped to the ground in disappointment.


PBC SHS offered three cheers for their rivals in a show of respect.

In a dramatic finale:

+ Marsden survived defending with 12 men for 10 minutes earlier in the half, then crossed to score to reduce the scoreline to 8-4.

+ PBC SHS backrower Nelson Makaafi made a try saving tackle on Marsden SHS’s Madden Falaniko

+ Marsden SHS edge forward Reece Gorman crossed under the posts – but lost the ball under a sea of PBC defenders

Inspired by go forward prop Marlie Barry and ball playing middle Brodie Saunders, PBC dominated the first half, with tall left edge powerhouse Kwinn Wolf twice crossing for tries to lead 8-nil at halftime, but Marsden SHS ramped up their game and started shading their rivals.

Marsden scored through fullback Zechariah Tuialii who accepted a blindside ball off Mace Andrew. That try cut PBC’s lead to 8-4.

There was a huge moment in the second half when PBC SHS winger Jonah Harris made a try saving tackle on a runaway Andrew after Caleb Cresswell had put Gorman away down the middle.

2021 Broncos Old Boys Cup Man of the Match

2021 Broncos Old Boys Cup Man of the Match

Harris tackled Andrew – and then made another two tackles in the set of six as Marsden SHS attacked the line.

It was the type of desperation which wins grand finals.

PBC coach Geoff Eggert said he was proud of his side because they first had to qualify for the competition, and then to beat Marsden was a big effort as they were the bench mark all season.

In the first half PBC halves Tom Batchelor and Taj Lateo expertly guided their side around as PBC strangled the opposition.

Indeed Marsden SHS did well to reduce PBC’s lead, so dominate were the Gold Coast side, with Ned Tanner denied by Marsden winger Naiparee Sabadi after the PBC centre looked certain to cross.


Old Boys, year 7

Ipswich SHS:

Tiyrell Wood-Sneddon, Iverson Inu, Wiremu Karaitiani, Viliamu Seumalii, Brayden Pearce, MacGuinness Tiananga, TJ Sauaso (captain), Lincoln Natapu, Jaylan Naleba, Innocent Baruani, John-Williams Levi, Spaniyon Gray, Brendon Bruce, Rohan Smith, Christian Tulifau, Bryce Epati, Chris Compton and Ross Vunipola.

Marsden SHS:

1. Jeremiah Toko, 2. League Tua, 3. Chris Vaimili, 4. Alex Paisa, 5. Kyedon Ashley, 6. Boston Barnard, 7. ZJ Watene, 8. Cyrus Simmonds, 9. Tipessa Lee, 10. Marquis Sando, 11, Storm Enoka, 12. Marlee Smith, 13. Brendan Lemalu, 14. Ezra Button, 15. Ryan Coles, 16 Tayden Tamati, 17. Kengzen Lefono

Renouf Shield, Year 8


1 Riley Partridge, 2 Levi Handyside, 3 Ned Tanner, 4 Jake Wardley, 5. Jonah Harris, 6 Tom Batchelor, 7 Taj Lateo, 8 Malakai Mosaati, 9 Archie Sillar, 10 Marlie Barry. 11 Nelson Makaafi, 12 Kwinn Wolf, 13 Brodie Saunders, 14 Sean Pearson, 15 Calais Hallett-Wharewaka, 17 Ashton Hure, 18 Will Wright, 19 Orlando Taual’i, 20 Sonny Hayes.

Marsden SHS:

1. Zechariah Tuialii, 2. Daniel Witt, 3. Juaan Penese, 4. Tawa Simpkins, 5. Naiparee Sabadi, 6, Caleb Cresswell, 7. Levi Bannan, 8. Toupou Francis, 9. Tamai Baker, 10. Bostyn Taufo’ou, 11. Reece Gorman, 12. Mace Andrew, 13. Taylan To’a, 14. Sheron Downs, 15. Rhys Alldridge, 16. Madden Falaniko, 17, Liam Akaroa, 18. Cooper Young, 19. Patrick Knight, 20. Atunaisa Ve’etetu – coach Dallas Anderson.


Broncos Challenge grand finals (Carina Easts Leagues)

2pm: Broncos Old Boys (Year 7)

Marsden SHS v Ipswich SHS

3pm: Renouf Shield (Year 8)

Marsden SHS v PBC SHS


2pm: Hancock Cup (Year 9, Pizzey Park)

Keebra Park SHS v PBC SHS

3pm: Walters Cup (Year 10, Pizzey Park)

PBC SHS v Keebra Park SHS

4pm: Langer Reserves (opens, Carina Leagues)

Wavell SHS v Marsden SHS

September 15:
Phil Hall Cup state grand final (Redcliffe) Qld Schoolboy Cup Grand Final

St Brendan’s v Palm Beach Currumbin SHS

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