Play footy together, share some memories and win a premiership

7 October 2016

RUGBY league may have the Burgess boys, but the QFA has its own band of premiership-winning siblings — the Lakes.

Player/coach Rory Lake and siblings Josh, Jack and Sam played a starring role in Coorparoo Kings’ hard-fought 57-54 win over 2014 and 2015 premiers the Springwood Pumas at Yeronga in the QFA South division grand final on Saturday.

Not only was it a win which meant everything to the Kings and their fans, but also to the Lake boys brothers who have dreamt of holding a premiership cup together.

All four siblings played starring roles for the side, which lost just two games all season.

“It definitely means a lot more to me and feels extra special because I got to win a flag with my brothers,” Rory said.

“They have won premierships together before this, but I missed out because I was playing elsewhere, so to be a part of this with my brothers is incredible.”

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Coorparoo and Springwood played out the decider in tough conditions, but Rory said his teammates battled through as always.

“I think Saturday and the whole year was just a whole team effort,” he said. “We believe our strength is our depth; we don’t have any superstars who we rely on to do a lot of the work. We back ourselves to get the job done and that’s what we did.”

Chris Cant won best on ground for the Kings.

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