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.”


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.

Quest News 

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