The Ipswich State High School firsts rugby league team prepares for its final round Super Six match against Keebra Park High.
The Ipswich State High School firsts rugby league team prepares for its final round Super Six match against Keebra Park High. David Nielsen

Long term vision comes sooner than expected

WHEN Lee Addison took over as Ipswich State High School director of rugby league three years ago, this was his vision.

To have his team playing off for the mantle of best schoolboys team in Queensland.

But Addison knows the work is far from over, with Keebra Park High presenting an Uluru sized speed hump blocking the path to the title of Queensland's best schoolboy rugby league team.

A win for Keebra Park in the final round of the Super Six competition at Southport on Wednesday will secure the number one ranking, while Ipswich has to win by an unlikely 26 points to claim it.

"This is our acid test to see how far we have come as a team, as a group and as an Academy," Addison said.

"Two years ago this week, our first grade were preparing for a CISSSA fixture at Karalee Tornadoes' ground.

"I remember joking with the staff about us one day playing against Keebra.

"At that time it seemed years away.

"It's arrived earlier than expected."

 



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