RUNNING: Brothers player Tyrell Priestly breaks away from the Wallaroos.
RUNNING: Brothers player Tyrell Priestly breaks away from the Wallaroos. Paul Donaldson BUN190817RUG11

Past Brothers ready for next BRL challenge

PAST Brothers are still wondering how they won against the Wallaroos on Saturday night.

The side defeated Wallaroos 40-16 in the first major semi-final in the Bundaberg Rugby League A-Grade to now face Hervey Bay next week for a spot in the grand final.

But Brothers captain Kevin Sherriff said the scoreline didn't reflect the quality of the game.

"We were really lucky, they are a strong side" he said.

"Some plays and bounces went our way including an 80m run by Rueben Olive."

Olive scored a hat-trick as the side was good enough to win when it counted.

Brothers led 16-10 at half-time before scoring the last three tries of the game.

"We were solid all over the park," Sherriff said.

"The first 20 minutes in particular was our best as we controlled the ruck."

Sherriff said doing that for 80 minutes was the challenge the team faced against the Seagulls.

"We've got to do that otherwise they will capitalise and punish us," he said.

"Past form means nothing, when we started the finals we said the rest of the season starts now.

"The aim now is to get into the grand final in one straight hit."

The side will be at full strength with no injuries in the contest.

"We've got some sore bodies but all players are okay," Sherriff said.

"We'll come together at training on Tuesday ready to focus on the Seagulls."

Brothers will face Hervey Bay next Saturday at 6.30pm with the Roos to take on The Waves at 5pm.

The Waves progressed after defeating Wests.

 

SCOREBOARD

Past Brothers 40 (R Olive 3, D Ellison, A Hall, S Robinson, K Sherriff)

def

Wallaroos 16 (B Law, J Crowley, S Collins)



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