Hawks secure rugby cup glory
THE Springfield Hawks are flying high after beating Wynnum to win the President's Cup.
The Hawks beat their Barber Cup opponents 43-14 in a rugby win that shows competition leaders will not have it all their own way this season.
Springfield's victory came despite having their fullback, John-Paul Reville sent off after 20 minutes and inside centre Victor Mafi spending 10 minutes in the sin-bin soon after.
"We just terrorized them everywhere,'' Hawks coach Jeremy Clark said of his team's early onslaught.
"The forwards were setting the platform and the backs cut them up."
The stage was set for the Springfield firsts on Saturday following their Reserve grade (Pegg Cup) team's 37-22 win over Wynnum.
It was also a top of the table clash, with Springfield now boasting a five-point lead on top.
Meanwhile, Ipswich Rangers went down 64-0 to Caboolture away in the Barber Cup.
That came after their Pegg Cup side had fought gallantly to lose 17-16.