St Patrick's College Mackay v Rockhampton Grammar School in the Allan Langer Cup qualifier.
St Patrick's College Mackay v Rockhampton Grammar School in the Allan Langer Cup qualifier.

APOLOGY: St Patrick’s College v Rocky Grammar

APOLOGY: Technical difficulties unfortunately stopped the livestream in the first half of the Aaron Payne Cup qualifier game.

But good news for Mackay - the St Pat's boys have earned their way into the cup with a 40-6 win over Rockhampton Grammar.

The Cup, which starts proper next Wednesday, will also be livestreamed - hopefully without the difficulties we encountered today. We will have larger teams on the sideline for the first round.

We apologise we could not deliver the full game but we are recording the game and a full replay should be available tomorrow afternoon.

Plus we will soon have a full match report with loads of photos on the website from our sports editor Callum Dick who was at the ground.

EARLIER: LIVE streaming of the Aaron Payne Cup and the Langer Cup returns this week to the Daily Mercury website, with footage to be shown from all games this week

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ONES TO WATCH: St Pat's guns on show against Rocky Grammar

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A glimpse into the future of rugby league in Queensland, the Aaron Payne Cup and Langer Cup competitions pit the best schoolboys in the state against each other as they look to forge careers in the game.

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This story will be updated with a link to the livestream before kick-off of the first game at noon.

Today's Qualifiers

Payne Cup: St Patrick's College (Mackay) v The Rockhampton Grammar School (Rockhampton), 12 noon

Langer Cup: St Mary's College (Toowoomba) v Coombabah State High School (Gold Coast), 3pm

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