BROTHERS have sent a message to their BRL competitors with a dominant 38-6 win over Isis Devils.

A week after Isis defeated Hervey Bay Seagulls to become the BRL's pacesetters, Brothers came to Salter Oval with a mission to assert themselves as the best early-season team.

They were never headed as they tore Isis apart, with strong performances across the park to leave a smile on injured coach Mat Templeman's face.

Naupoto Taulanga and Vahiti Hopoi proved a handful for the Devils' defence, while Brent Kuskey turned in a brilliant 80-minute performance at hooker.

WESTS Panthers overcame a gallant Easts Magpies to notch their second win of the season.

Strong performances were littered across the Panthers' young lineup, with Tyson Whaleboat and Kane Chapman scoring two tries each.

Easts were no disgraced however, scoring five tries against the defending premiers, and had goalkicker Tyrone Ward's radar not malfunctioned

Panthers won 40-24.

EARLIER: Hervey Bay Seagulls are back in the winner's circle after a thumping 54-6 win over Waves Tigers.

Winger Billy Stefanuik jagged a hat-trick as the Seagulls bounced back to crush winless Waves.

Waves were without the services of high-profile signing Anthony Watts, who is awaiting clearance from the NRL.



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