Rugby league resumes with local derby drawcard

Tannum Seagulls' centre Jack Cameron. A-grade rugby league between Tannum Sands Seagulls and Emu Park.
Tannum Seagulls' centre Jack Cameron. A-grade rugby league between Tannum Sands Seagulls and Emu Park. Paul Braven GLA180317LEAGUE

RUGBY LEAGUE: The on again, off again nature of the Rockhampton extended league competition continues tomorrow night with another Gladstone derby taking place at Marley Brown Oval.

After no football last weekend due to Easter, teams will return for Round Five fixtures at the weekend before having the following weekend off due to the 47th Battalion Carnival to be held in Yeppoon.

Saturday's match features Gladstone Brothers against Tannum Sands with both A-grade sides coming off floggings in Round Four.

Brothers copped a 62-14 hiding from Gladstone Valleys with Tannum enduring a difficult afternoon at Woorabinda with a 60-22 loss against the Warriors.

Both sides will be keen to make amends for their previous outings and Brothers president David Ahern expects a tough contest from the Seagulls.

"I think it will be a closer game than people expect and most club's lift when playing Brothers,” Ahern said. "They have a fairly young side, but it will obviously come down to who plays the best football on the day. In the Valleys game we went away from the basics of football - we forget how to tackle forget and hold the ball.

"If we stick to our game plan we should go well against Tannum.”

On the other side of the Boyne, Seagulls under-20s coach Wayne Warry expects a solid showing across all grades.

Four Seagulls players were recently named in the Gladstone Raiders representative squad for the 47th Battalion, with three of those coming directly from their high-flying flock of U20s talent.

Lachlan Andrews, 18, and 19-year-olds Matt McKeowin and Jack Cameron are likely to play both U20s and A-grade on Saturday.

"They've all been playing pretty well,” Warry said.

"I first saw Jack in 2015 and wanted him to play A-grade then.

"I think he'll be a centre that will catch people's eyes in the local competition.

"Matt McKeowin has been playing under the radar and he's played regular A-grade since 2015 - he's a lad that keeps on going and no-fuss sort of a bloke.

"Lachie is still in U18s and when he comes up to U20s I put him at five-eighth because he's probably one of the fittest blokes in Gladstone, a good defender and like an extra forward.

"He played fullback against Woorabinda in A-grade last round but five-eighth is where he'll stay for me in the U20s.”

Kurt Dobbin was the other Tannum player picked in the Raiders squad and is captain of the Seagulls when regular skipper Kevin Bartley is unavailable.

Brothers and Tannum will play across all three grades at Marley Brown with the U20s kicking off at 3pm, reserves at 4:30pm and A-grade at 6pm.

Gladstone Valleys will host Emu Park on Sunday.

Topics:  gladstone brothers gladstone rugby league marley brown oval tannum sands seagulls

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