In sport, Queensland saw a three-way victory in the footy over the weekend.

Although celebration is in order, our teams have already started focusing and preparing for their upcoming games this week.

Bianca Britton reports.


The Reds used courageous tackling when they were up against the Auckland Blues on Friday night.

Quade Cooper secured the win, with a penalty goal scored in the 75th minute, giving them a 12-11 win.

But prop James Slipper says the Reds will look for redemption against the Western Force this weekend, after their upset defeat when the sides last met.

James Slipper, Prop: “We’re just going to concentrate on recovering first from that game over the weekend and then go to Perth on the Thursday and really make amends.”

Although the Western Force sit 13th on the ladder, the Reds say they intend to show them respect, given their intense rivalry.

Ewen McKenzie, Director of Coaching: “They’re a pretty competitive side, and playing at home they’ll dust themselves off, they’ll be pretty motivated to get out there and show what they’re really about.”

At the Gabba last night, the Lions had a crucial second win of the season against the Melbourne Demons.

Justin Clarke, Brisbane Lions: “Our ball movement was a lot better last night.”

But the Lions face a sobering reality this weekend when they come up against last years premiers, the Sydney Swans.

Justin Clarke, Brisbane Lions: “We know where our focus has to be, and that’s where we’re going to go.”

The rookie says his first game with the Lions was a surreal experience.

Justin Clarke, Brisbane Lions: “I was playing country footy 18 months ago and to be having an AFL debut yesterday it’s pretty unbelievable.”

In the NRL, the Broncos secured a 20-10 win against the Tigers at Campbelltown, claiming a third-straight victory.

Brisbane outscored the Tigers by three tries to one in the first half, with star backrower, Matt Gillett scoring two consecutive tries.

Bianca Britton, QUT News.