Lakeside chase rep honours
GROUP of Tweed teenagers are causing a major sensation on the rugby union field at the moment. The boys play as the CasurinaTweed Barbarians each weekend with the same side lining up for Lakeside Christian College through the week. On Saturday they caused a major upset to win the Gold Coast and District Rugby Union Under 14 grand final. They beat the previously unstoppable Surfers Paradise 5-0 with breakaway Tama Samuel scoring the only try. "Surfers have gone through and smashed everyone this year," Lakeside coach Matt Evans said. "Their team featured two Queensland league representatives. "They beat us 40-0 in our opening game and the second time we met we scored a try they won 37-5. "We got it down to 10-0 in the semifinal so they knew they were in trouble. Today they will back up to take on All Saints from Newcastle in the semifinal of the Fester Shield, the All Schools State Knockout competition at Banora Green from 9.30am. All Saints are the defending titleholders while the Lakeside team are the most successful Tweed side ever in the Fester Shield (under 15 age group). The winner of today's match goes on to play either Bombaderry from the New South Wales South Coast or Riverina team Griffith in the grand final to be held in Bathurst later this month.