BROTHERS DOMINANCE: President Scooter Nicol (top left) with A-Grade captain Kevin Sherriff, reserves captain Rob McKeown, under-18 captain Tyrrell Howard and women's captains Chelsea Morrison and Jude Bust.
BROTHERS DOMINANCE: President Scooter Nicol (top left) with A-Grade captain Kevin Sherriff, reserves captain Rob McKeown, under-18 captain Tyrrell Howard and women's captains Chelsea Morrison and Jude Bust. Shane Jones

The year of the Brethren

LEAGUE: Meet the side that is on the verge of a historic season in the Bundaberg Rugby League.

Past Brothers last week qualified for grand finals in all four grades as its A-Grade, under-18s, reserves and women all won their major semi-finals.

The side is on track for a perfect season.

But that is not all.

Brothers has won 81% of its matches this season and also claimed two of the four Toyota Cups in A-Grade and women.

"I'm absolutely proud from the sports club point of view,” Brothers Rugby League president Scooter Nicol said.

"You couldn't ask for much more.”

The achievement is made more significant given the special year for the club.

"It's our 70th year so it's a massive thing,” Nicol said.

"We talked to the coaches and we all agreed we were rebuilding and semi-finals would be a positive.

"As the culture came to the club and developed, it grew legs, we got momentum and here we are.”

Brothers reserves captain and under-18 coach Rob McKeown said from the men's perspective, it was about working together as a team in the three grades.

"It shows the depth of the club being able to have four teams in the final,” he said.

"We all trained together from the pre-season, late November last year, right through to now.

"It's a pretty tight group of nearly 60 blokes and that's what it is, we are all on the same page.”

Brothers women have just continued to dominate the competition as they have done in recent years.

The side will be aiming for its sixth title in the last seven years.

"We're very lucky we've had a core group of girls that have come right through,” captain Chelsea Morrison said.

"We're mates on the field and off the field.

"We support each other.”

Fellow captain Jude Bust said the key players know their roles, which also helps the team to shine.

All sides are now planning for the upcoming grand finals on September 10.



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