REPLAY: A-grade, Caloundra v University in SCRU finals

 

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The Daily apologises to those who missed the final minutes of action via the live stream on Saturday evening, after there was a power problem. The full replay is above.

UPDATE: Caloundra have secured back-to-back premierships after defeating USC barbarians in the A-grade grand final.

In a tough and physical battle, the Lighthouses toppled the Barbarians 30-15 in front of a boisterous crowd at Sunshine Beach on Saturday.

Minor premiers University were the first to notch up points in the decider, booting a penalty kick early in the game to go up 3-0.

But Caloundra were quick to snare one of their own shortly after to level scores 3-3.

The Lighthouses stamped their mark from there, with a nice attacking play paying off with the first try of the game. 

That was converted to push Caloundra up 10-3.

Barbarians kicked the ball out on the restart, with Caloundra taking advantage of the subsequent attacking charges to cross again and convert to be up 17-3.

The sides traded plenty of blows for the rest of the half and, while Barbarians managed to claw back some ground with a try, simple errors had them trailing 20-10 at the break.

They got a glimmer of hope with an early try in the second stanza after capitalising on a short Caloundra outfit due to the sin binning of Samisoni Vereniki.

But, it was the last points they'd score, with Caloundra remaining a dominant force with possession despite the sin binning of another player, David Jackman, midway through the half.

Barbarians lost Trent Anderson to red card late in the game with a try and penalty kick in the dying stages propelling Lighthouses to the 30-15 triumph.

EARLIER

RUGBY UNION: USC Barbarians and Caloundra Lighthouses will face-off in the Sunshine Coast A-grade grand final at Sunshine Beach on Saturday.

Minor premiers Barbarians will head into the match not only looking to cap a dominant year on a high but with a fallen teammate in their thoughts.

They'll hit the field driven to succeed in honour of the late Jacob Mabb.

The 21-year-old died in December last year after sustaining critical injuries in a motorcycle crash during a trip to Bali.

Meanwhile, Lighthouses head into the match determined to defend their maiden championship after enduring a year with a target on their back.

Caloundra secured a direct berth into the decider after toppling Barbarians in the major semi final.

University toppled Noosa in the prelimanry final to earn their place in the grand final.

Follow the action in our exclusive livestream from 4pm.



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