Ipswich State High rugby league players.
Ipswich State High rugby league players. David Nielsen

Changing fortunes spoil Ipswich High's title bid

BEFORE a dramatic day of changing fortunes, Ipswich High were hoping to finish at least second in the Queensland Super Six rugby league competition.

A victory in their final scheduled match could even have carried the powerhouse footy school to top of the elite series.

However, two situations today - one out of Ipswich's control - conspired to shatter the school's hopes.

The first was Gold Coast Council shutting down a field, denying Ipswich High a chance to tackle unbeaten competition leaders Kebra Park.

The second was Wavell coming from behind to beat Marsden 30-20 in their match which was allowed to be played late today.

Until that clash, Ipswich High coach Lee Addison held hopes his team could finish second or better - if his team's game was rescheduled.

But Wavell added to the earlier disappointment of Ipswich High being told to stay at home as they prepared to board their team bus.

"It's the emptiest feeling,'' Addison said.

"We were ready to go.

"But there's nothing we can do about it.''

To stake a claim as the Super Six champion team, Ipswich needed to beat the undefeated Keebra Park outfit and Wavell had to lose to Marsden.

It didn't happen as planned.

Addison was hoping the Ipswich High-Keebra Park match could be rescheduled.

However, he didn't hold much hope tonight.

Despite the massive disappointment, Addison maintained a sense of humour.

"I'll just assume Keebra didn't want to play us,'' Addison said.



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