Monday, 25 September 2017

Queensland State League (Upper Half) : 2017

The lower half has been briefly dissected so now we look at the more successful teams in the league. Points allocated and a chart at the bottom to put it into a concise format.

7th & 10pts. Ipswich Jets. South West of Brisbane, it was there when the competition commenced in 1996. 8th is good but one place out of the finals. It was 9th in 2016.

6th & 15pts. Townsville Blackhawks. It is a sizable town on the northern coastline of the state. A team played in this competition for 1998, then again from the 2002 season to 2007 when it folded. This latest iteration took to the field only recently in 2015. It bowed out in the first round of the finals matches. In the previous season they came third.

5th & 16pts. Souths Logan Magpies (Souths). In the southern area of Brisbane, the current team came from a takeover of the Logan club by the Souths club in the city. They had both started in the league in 1996 when it started. It also fell at the first hurdle in the finals. It's league finish was two places up on 2016.

4th & 24pts. Eastern Suburbs Tigers (Easts). Another Brisbane based side, they were in the league from its inception. The team came third during the season but was knocked out in the second found of finals matches. Easts finished 6th in 2016.

2nd equal & 30pts. Sunshine Coast Falcons. Based just north of Brisbane, the club recently was in sore straights but has been pulled around and is now flourishing. 3rd in the league and losing finalist in the last minute of the game, it was some effort by those who are steering the club. 5th in 2016 and missing the final by one match.

2nd equal & 30pts. Redcliffe Dolphins. The club is located north and east of the centre of Brisbane on a peninsula. It has been part of the state league from year one and is its most successful participant. This year it came second in the league and missed the final by one match. In 2016, it won the league and was a losing grand finalist.

1st & 40pts. PNG Hunters. It only came into being in 2014 but the team has improved quickly. There was a team in Port Moresby for the 1996 and 1997 seasons but not as successful. In 2017 they won the league and grand final, better than last years 4th and first round finals exit. The Papua New Guinea club has made quite an impact on the competition in four short years.

Rk Team Lge Fnl Tot

1 PNG Hunters 20 20 40

2 Redcliffe Dolphins 18 12 30

2 Sunshine Coast 14 16 30

4 Easts Tigers 16 8 24

5 Souths Logan 12 4 16

6 Townsville 11 4 15

7 Ipswich Jets 10

8 Mackay Cutters 9

9 Burleigh Bears 8

10 Wynnum Manly 7

11 Norths Devils 6

12 Northern Pride 5

13 Tweed Heads 4

14 Central Queensland 3

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