Cook?s team roasts rivals
LONG-serving Glenmore coach Jack Cook has enjoyed some memorable wins during his 28 years service in the Rockhampton and District Primary Schools rugby league competition, but last Friday's premiership triumph rates among the best.
Cook's giant-killing 10A years team produced the houdini act on grand final day at Browne Park, scoring a come-from-behind 18-12 win over Frenchville.
Trailing 12-0 at the break, exciting Glenmore five-eighth Duncan Paia'aua destroyed Frenchville's title hopes with a second half hattrick.
Cook also praised big forward Jahmal Auda who helped set the platform for a thrilling comeback win and their preliminary final victory over minor premiers St Anthony's the previous week.
"I knew they had the ability.
"We only had 20 minutes, so we had to be the first to score after halftime,'' Cook said.
A brickwall defence guided the Frenchville 12/13A years team to back-to-back premierships.
In a replay of last year's decider, Frenchville always looked in control in their 12-0 victory against Yeppoon's Sacred Heart.
A two-try haul from man-of-thematch Anthony Reabel also proved the difference.
In the 11A years decider, Rockhampton Grammar upset minor premiers St Anthony's 12-0.
St Peter's/St Paul's beat The Hall 32-0 in the 12B years, Yeppoon defeated Crescent Lagoon 16-6 in the 11B years and Mount Morgan edged out Allenstown 1816 in the 10B years grand final.
The St Anthony's 12/13C side were too strong for Frenchville 22-6.