VIDEO: Grammar’s dynamic duo
ROCKHAMPTON Grammar School under-15s rugby union captain Austen Routley said lifting the Ballymore Cup in front of family and friends was a moment he would savour for life.
Grammar toiled for six games, tasting defeat in the first match but then turned up the heat to take home the trophy.
"I think we just put it to the other teams and tried our hardest and got out on top," the openside flanker said. "Rugby is a team game and we just played together and came out on top."
"We have a few key players but we are a strong team and we don't rely on individuals.
"We were kind of the underdogs coming from Rockhampton so it was good to match them.
"Our QRU development officers up here are great.
"It feels great being able to say I was team captain, it was such a good experience. Holding the trophy up to all the boys and parents in the crowd was good, I won't forget it in a hurry."
Team mate and fullback, Leighton Milburn almost begrudgingly accepted the player of the carnival award after his incredible three-day display.
The Rockhampton Grammar School multi-sportsman paid homage to his forward pack for allowing him to thrive.
"I think the effort from all the boys, the forwards did the job winning the scrums and lineouts… put us backs in a good position to execute," the humble star said.
"The team performance set me up well, I was in the right spot at the right time and I just played my normal game.
"The Brisbane boys probably don't expect much from a country town but we gave it to them and somehow came out on top.
"We just got better as the week went on and it worked out.