Class yet to be shown by two clubs
THERE were a few similarities between all three games in the A-grade competition of the Bundaberg Rugby League, but the most glaring was the fact Wests and Brothers were happy to claim the two competition points.
Wests coach Nathan Tanner was not entirely pleased with the 38-14 win over Waves Tigers after mistakes plagued the 80 minutes against a determined opponent.
The class of the Panthers bubbled under the surface and the players got the job done when it was needed, but Tanner was frustrated because he knows the team is capable of much more.
Tanner addressed the men after the game and spelt out there was going to have to be a lift in intensity before the finals start in six weeks.
"We need to improve, we are not finishing sides off," Tanner said.
"It's a bit of a concern and now the boys understand what we need to work on up to the finals."
"It's a win, we got the two points but that's about it."
The problems for Wests were simple to fix - issues like forward passes and knock and have cost the team - and with players like Josh Garden and Bevan Page in the halves Wests have the ability to fix them.
Brothers made the unpopular trip to Maryborough to take on Wallaroos, the cold and dark ground is not a place Bundaberg teams like to visit.
And with half the regular A-grade team out due to injuries and work commitments, Brothers was made to work hard for the 36-22 win.
Brent Kuskey was outstanding at hooker with 50 tackles, and the starting props Nathan Webster and Ohlbrecht played 150 minutes between them.
A-grade games this week: Isis Devils v Easts Magpies, Waves Tigers v Wallaroos and Wests Panthers v Hervey Bay Seagulls.
Wests 38 d Waves Tigers 14
Brothers 34 d Wallaroos 22
Hervey Bay 40 d Isis 6