St Peter Claver College forward Josh Puleiku makes a charge in Monday's 16-6 win over St Edmund's College.
St Peter Claver College forward Josh Puleiku makes a charge in Monday's 16-6 win over St Edmund's College. David Nielsen

St Peter Claver claims bragging rights at Confraternity game

ST PETER Claver College firsts remain on track in their bid for a top four Confraternity finish as they host this year's carnival.

SPCC beat Ipswich rivals St Edmund's College 16-6 on Monday to overcome their first hurdle.

It wasn't achieved without a fight however.

St Edmund's stunned SPCC when prop Luke O'Doherty crashed over for the opening try of the match.

It only served to steel the SPCC resolve however and they gradually took control in the wet at Brothers, Raceview.

"The main thing was just to keep the ball alive and do what we've been training for," SPCC halfback and man of the match Cruz Elder said.

When the match was in the balance it was Cruz, five-eighth Anthony Murray and fullback Daniel Ioane who stepped up to lead their side home against the game St Edmund's.

If Eddie's were disappointed at the result they did not show it afterwards, knowing SPCC were one of the competition's heavyweights.

"We did pretty well for a school whose major sport is rugby union," said St Edmund's best, lock Archie Taylor.

"We stuck it to them.

"Even in the last five minutes the game was not out of reach."

 



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