For­wards lead the charge

Isis Town and Country - - Front Page - By BEN TURN­BULL

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

Bill Trevor

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.

PHOTO: BEN TURN­BULL BIT300714LEA1

HARD RUN­NING: Isis winger Tanielu Pasene charges to­ward Wests five-eighth Joel Fa­gan at Sal­ter Oval.

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