Brumbies hit their straps just in time
Under-16s shine in all areas in 40-point win over Stags at home
BRUMBIES have hit their straps at the business end of the season with a convincing 46-6 win.
The Under-16 team out tackled, out ran and out played the Nanango Stags in their Mundubbera home game on Saturday.
Coach Rob Linksett said the team was looking to be a real force for the rest of the season.
“The team was peaking at the right time of the season,” Linskett said.
“The team showed today that they can hold any team in the comp with their great defence, only letting in one try.”
At the start of the game the team was living the dream when MJ Havili and Matt Emmerton scored tries one after the other in the first five minutes and Dawson Cross converted Emmerton’s to make it 10 – 0 early.
Moments later Ryan Opperman was running over in the corner to make it 14 – 0. Nanango then hit back against the run of play with a try scored by Dexer Kelvin, converted by Lachlan Jones.
MJ Havili crossed for his second Brumbies try just before half time to make it 18 – 6. Brumbies coach Rob Linsket said he was very happy with his team’s effort in the first half, but warned the boys not to relax at all in the second.
Despite some very determined attempts by Nanango, they did not trouble the scorer in the second half but the Brumbies ran in another five tries.
MJ Havili crossed twice in the second half to make a total of four for the match.
Linskit said the boys had demonstrated great defence. “(They showed) very good team work and a performance all should be proud of,” Linskit said.
“We play Cherberg in two weeks and we need to win all three remaining games to make the finals.”
TOUGH STUFF: Under-16s Brumbies took on Nanango Stags.