Forwards lead the charge
A STORM is brewing in the Bundaberg Rugby League A-grade competition and its origin is just 50km from Bundaberg and the people of Childers are far from running scared.
In fact, the rumbling thunder at the Isis Devils has league fans pouring from their homes.
In consecutive weeks the resurgent Isis Devils have beaten the 2013 premier, Wests (40-26), and belted the early 2014 favourite, Wallaroos (46-16) behind a powerful forward pack that set up the wins and now is threatening to blow the competition away.
The streets of Childers are flooded with people who have one thing on their mind and support for the Devils has reached Bundaberg.
From the grandstand at Salter Oval the cheers from the crowd echoed when Isis scored a try and paled in comparison whenWests crossed for a late four pointer.
And this week against Brothers in the main game (3.15pm) in Bundaberg Isis have another opportunity to climb to the top of the ladder.
Isis president Bill Trevor praised the team for its past few performances and said there was a part of the
I think no one has a forward pack that can match us
team which he thought the Devils had an advantage.
“The big forward pack is paving the way for us,” Trevor said.
“I think no one has a forward pack that can match us.”
Other clubs have strong packs filled with talented players but what Isis have allows it to rise above the rest. When players of the ability and strength like Peter Grant, Telefoni Iakopo and Matt Curtis are teamed with Robert and Ashley O’Donnell the competition for places in the team is fierce.
Trevor said it’s the rivalry in the club driving it to new heights as the season draws to a close.
HARD RUNNING: Isis winger Tanielu Pasene charges toward Wests five-eighth Joel Fagan at Salter Oval.