The 2017 Defence National Championships have commenced at Enoggera Army Barracks in Brisbane, with fourteen teams competing across three hotly contested divisions. Early on day three we take a look at the tournament so far.
In the Men’s Open division, day 3 is shaping as a critical day as many of the top sides face off against each other. This was the case early on Thursday with the previously unbeaten ACT/Country and South Queensland A teams squaring off against each other with top spot on the line. In a match that lived up to the hype, it was the South Queensland A team that managed to hold off a resilient ACT/Country team 9-6, to move clear on top of the Men’s Open division and now must be considered red-hot favourites.
It is a similar scenario in the Women’s open division. As the results stand early on day 3, a number of teams are in strong contention.
North Queensland currently sit in first place and look formidable despite a hiccup on day 2 losing to South Queensland 4-3 in an enthralling match. The NQ ladies were quick to return serve however, defeating South Queensland 8-1 early on Day 3 and now sit a comfortable two games clear in top spot.
While in the Men’s 30s division it is shaping as an all Queensland affair, with the very real possibility of an all Queensland Grand Final on Friday. South Queensland A have been dominate scoring 15 more touchdown’s than their nearest opposition, however results are closer than they appear with the South Queensland B boys managing to scrap out a 6-6 draw with their SQ stablemates in their round 5 clash.
The 2017 Defence Nationals continue today with finals occurring on Friday 6th October. To keep update with the full results, click HERE