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Brothers know they need to lift

GAP: Rueben Olive will miss this weekend for Brothers with Queensland Country Heeler duties in rugby union.
GAP: Rueben Olive will miss this weekend for Brothers with Queensland Country Heeler duties in rugby union. Paul Donaldson BUN130517RUG8

LEAGUE: The message is simple for Past Brothers heading into its eagerly anticipated match against Hervey Bay.

If they repeat what they did against Western Suburbs last week, they won't win.

The side tomorrow will face the Seagulls in a top of the table clash in the Bundaberg Rugby League.

It is also a preview into the upcoming Toyota Challenge in two weeks time.

But Brothers knows they will need to improve in two areas if they are going to match it with the defending premiers.

"I was not happy last week without sets in the second half,” Brothers coach Brent Kuskey said.

"Completing six out of 16 sets is not up to scratch and we'll get smashed if that repeats.”

The discipline is also another area of concern.

"Last week we conceded 17 penalties to just seven from Wests,” Kuskey said.

"We've got to look at our own backyard and make sure we don't make that mistake again.”

The side also heads into the clash with a couple of players out, including Kuskey again for another week.

"We're not looking at that as an excuse and I'm confident the players on the park can do their job,” he said.

"It's all about our defence and we pride ourselves on it.

"They scored 40 against us last time and we need to a lot better than that this time around.”

The two sides will face each other at 3pm tomorrow at Salter Oval after The Waves face Isis.

Topics:  bundaberg rugby league hervey bay past brothers