Devils League 11s Royce Blair used all his evasive skills to burst through these Brothers tacklers before slam-dunking the ball for a try at Salter Oval on Sunday.
Devils League 11s Royce Blair used all his evasive skills to burst through these Brothers tacklers before slam-dunking the ball for a try at Salter Oval on Sunday.

New ISIS star in line for award

ISIS appears to have unearthed a potential new star in its three-quarter line — the dynamic Faron Aubrey.

His ability to find, not only open spaces but also the try line, would no doubt be causing some opposition coaches some sleepless nights now the finals series is upon us.

Aubrey has scored 12 tries in his past seven appearances for the Devils.

The impressive feature of his game is his uncanny ability to create something out of nothing on a regular basis.

He might be the Joker in coach Jones' deck of cards to propel Isis towards its first A-grade BRL premiership.

This weekend's match-ups should be great games.

Easts play Isis for the right to be first team through to this year's grand final.

In the first clash the loser of Brothers and Hervey Bay will become part of the also-rans category.

The BRL annual presentation dinner will be held tonight to present awards to clubs and individuals who have performed well throughout the season.

The club championship has been decided and the silverware will be heading to the Devils. It is a fine achievement for such a small community. Congratulations to all involved.

I don't have any inside mail in relation to the individual awards, but I have my opinions like everyone else, so here goes.

The rookie of the year award will probably be a battle between Royce Blair (Isis) and Tien Nguyen (Brothers), who have had top debut seasons.

Mat Templeman's selection in the Queensland Rangers team should result in him picking up representative player of the year. He is an excellent advertisement for our local game.

The BRL player of the year is a difficult assignment, because sent-off or suspended players are ineligible.

However, I would select Josh Tanner. His new-found maturity in his game has enabled him to realise the potential he has teased fans with intermittently over the past few seasons.

His performances in a team that has struggled most of the season have been excellent. He was also a shining light in the BRL Bears team this year.

The NRL season continues to heat up, with the top four positions seemingly settled, but there is a lot of footy to be played in the ensuing weeks as teams jostle for position.



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