Woodridge State High's winning captain Aaron Ulai with Titans Sam Irwin

The grand finals of the Four’n Twenty Titans Cup & Titans Challenge were held last week at Nerang Junior Rugby League Club with four schools battling it out on the field to be declared champions of their respective divisions.

There were 18 teams from 15 schools competing in the two divisions which has been an increase on previous years. Competing schools are mostly Gold Coast based with teams also from Beaudesert, Beenleigh and Logan travelling to take part in the open age competition.

The first of the two grand finals saw Upper Coomera State College come up against Marymount College in the Four’n Twenty Titans Challenge. Both schools came into the final after finishing on top of their respective north and south pools during round matches and posting victories in their semi-finals.

It was Upper Coomera who shot out of the blocks by outscoring Marymount in the first half 22-4. Upper Coomera continued to dominate in the second half and won 44-16. This was Upper Coomera’s first Titans Challenge grand final win since the competition’s inception in 2006 which is a great feat given the school was unable to field a team last year.

The Four’n Twenty Titans Cup grand final saw Palm Beach Currumbin State High take on Woodridge State High. Woodridge were the first team to post points but couldn’t capitalise on the advantage as Palm Beach Currumbin responded with a try of their own to have teams locked at 6-6 at half-time.

In the second half Woodridge made good use of field position and scored two converted tries to take their lead to 18-6 before a PBC fought back, posting two tries. With only one of their second half tries being converted, Palm Beach Currumbin scrambled to add more points to their total but Woodridge’s defence held strong for them to run out 18-16 victors.

Similar to Upper Coomera in the Four’n Twenty Titans Challenge, this was the first Four’n Twenty Titans Cup grand final win to Woodridge after competing in the competition for several years. Congratulations to both teams on their maiden competition victories.

The Gold Coast Titans would like to thank the following for making this competition possible:

·         Competition Sponsor – Four’n Twenty

·         Venue Hosts – Nerang and Mudgeeraba Junior Rugby League clubs

·         Match Officials – NRL Game Development

·         First Aid – NRL Sports Trainers Sandra Taylor and Adrian Vanderstock

·         Gold Coast Referees Association

·         Schools, Teachers, Coaches, Players & Parents

Four’n Twenty Titans Cup grand final: Woodridge 18 (Tries: G. Leleisiuao 2, L. Nanai; Goals: G. Leleisiuao 3) def. Palm Beach Currumbin 16 (Tries: D. McLaren, J. Rogers, S. Walsh; Goals: J. Rogers 2).

Four’n Twenty Titans Challenge grand final: Upper Coomera 44 (Tries: S. Latu 2, T. Tutauha 2, M. Kiwi Kiwi, L. Huthman, H. Tamatea-Maniapoto, A. Qelo, D. Rolfe; Goals: U. Wood-Maui 3, J. Marino) def. Marymount 16 (Tries: L. Smith, L. Larkin, B. Gill; Goals: B. Gill 2).