The Past Brothers women's side will be aiming for its sixth grand final win in the past seven years this weekend against the Isis Devils.
The Past Brothers women's side will be aiming for its sixth grand final win in the past seven years this weekend against the Isis Devils. Contributed

Girls not giving up title without fight

LEAGUE: The Past Brothers women's side have no intention of giving up their title without a fight this Sunday.

The side will take on the Isis Devils for the second straight year in the women's Bundaberg Rugby League final, keen on continuing its incredible run in the competition.

The Brethren have won five of its past six titles and have only lost one game in the past two seasons.

"We'll be taking it as another game and business as usual,” Brothers coach Andrew Filo said.

"It's a new team with a lot of new faces, so we'll stick to basics with our new structure.”

Filo said the team wouldn't be taking Isis lightly.

"We expect the game to be physical, particularly in the first 20 minutes of each half,” he said.

"If we can stick to our structures and back our fitness we know we can come out on top.”

Looking to stop them will be the Devils coached by Glen Darby, who led Brothers to the title last year.

Filo said the ladies had a point to prove by showing the side can continue to remain the best.

Darby said he'd be lying if he said beating Brothers this year wouldn't be sweet.

"I've kept the focus away from that though,” he said.

"The girls are motivated by the reward of winning and putting in hard work to get there, not me.”

The side is prepared to beat Brothers for the first time in almost two seasons.

"I've got a game plan specifically planned for this day,” Darby said.

"We're really proud to be representing Isis and Childers on grand final day.”

The grand final starts at 2pm on Sunday.



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