Valleys’ Michael Delta clears the ball from the scrum during the under-18s Brothers verses Valleys match on Saturday.
Valleys’ Michael Delta clears the ball from the scrum during the under-18s Brothers verses Valleys match on Saturday. Murray Ware

Brothers bash their way to victory

BROTHERS under-20 side defeated Tannum Seagulls 40-26 in a brutal semi-final that included two sin-binnings and a send-off.

Tannum’s Brad Noy was sent off in the second half after a dangerous spear tackle, which left the battling Seagulls a man down and out of luck.

The send-off followed a double sin-bin, in which Brothers’ Paul Condron and Tannum’s Brendan Coughlan were removed from the field for ruck infringements.

Brothers coach Chris Anderson said he was pleased that his team was able to overturn the half-time deficit and notch an important win in an evenly matched game.

“I don’t think there was too much difference between the two sides.

“Full credit goes to Tannum. They had a few players missing and a few under-18s backing up for them,” he said.

Anderson cited his team’s superior completion rate as one of the major contributors to Brothers’ second-half dominance.

He also extended his appreciation to the under-18 players who backed up for the under-20 side following their game the previous day.

Brothers’ eight tries were shared around, with doubles to Tyson White, Paul Condron and Nick Hall, while the tryscorers for Tannum included Ricky Noy, Brendan Coughlan, Larry Chapman and Will O’Brien.

Brothers will be out for revenge when they take on Valleys in next week’s grand final, after losing their semi-final encounter 44-32.



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