Australian Rugby Shield: Jack Jumpers plot bounce back after tough Day 2/3 outings

Sun, Oct 1, 2023, 5:00 AM
TAS Rugby
by TAS Rugby

Tasmanian skipper TJ Pieters has hinted at a few tricks for the side's final Australian Rugby Shield clash after two tough outings in Brisbane.

Backing up from their earlier 25-8 loss to South Australia, the Jack Jumpers suffered losses to NSW Country (14-60) and Perth Gold (5-61) but never gave up with Jone Chand, James Holman and Peni Vai all scoring tries to the delight of a pro-Tassie crowd at Ballymore.

“It’s a great opportunity and a great privilege for us to be here and represent our state – each game is about growing and playing together as a team,” Pieters said.

“We don’t get opposition like this back home so it’s tough but we’re getting better and we’re looking forward to our final game.

All smiles ahead of our Day 3 date with the Cockatoos 🐣 3pm kickoff v NSW Country Rugby Union 🎥 via

Posted by Tasmanian Rugby Union on Friday, September 29, 2023

“These teams all play at a fast tempo so we’ve got to work on dealing with that defensively, but we’ve got our plan for Monday.

"We’ve rested a few players to get ready and we’ll have a few things up our sleeve.”

Tasmania round out their Australian Rugby Shield campaign against QLD Suburban at 9am Monday morning (livestream available via and Rugby Xplorer).