Devils welcome Aubrey's return
THE return of powerhouse winger Faron Aubrey to the Devils fray helped the team to a thrilling 35-28 victory over Brothers.
The long-time Devils campaigner has been absent from the line-up this season but proved he had lost none of his class, claiming a hat-trick for his team in spectacular fashion.
Coach David Jones said it was good to have Aubrey back in the Isis colours and warned opponents of the renegade winger to expect more of the same.
“He did a lot more than just score tries,” Jones said.
“He was a blur out there, running hard, tackling hard and absolutely killing his opposition.”
Jones credited the returned Devil to turning around the game after Brothers took the lead late in the second half
“It was a game-turning performance from him,” Jones said.
“He was a physical force to be reckoned with and showed he still knows how to play the game.”
Aubrey came off the bench 20 minutes into the game and made his presence felt immediately – scoring two tries before halftime.
His most crucial moment came when Brothers took the lead 22-18 with 18 minutes to go.
Aubrey scooped up loose ball and made a dash up the wing, weaving through Brothers’ defenders to score under the posts.
Brothers clearly missed the services of hooker Brent Huskey in the encounter who was sidelined with suspension.
Jones said poor defence contributed to the loss to Hervey Bay two weeks ago.
“It was a debacle and we’ve learnt some things from it,” he said.
“I’m happy with the commitment the boys made to defence and the heart they put into the game.”