Premier­ship-win­ning Devils to re­unite

Isis Town and Country - - Sport -

SOME of Isis Devils’ Old Boys are plan­ning an in­for­mal re­u­nion at the Devils’ first home game of the 2015 Bund­aberg Rugby League sea­son.

The play­ers will pre­dom­i­nantly be from the North­ern Dis­tricts Rugby League premier­ship-win­ning 1999 and 2000 teams.

While they pos­sessed the size, strength and at­tack­ing flair to go back-to-back at the turn of the cen­tury, don’t ex­pect to see too many throw their hands up to have a run on March 21.

The in­ten­tion is for play­ers to re­turn and sup­port the club 15 years af­ter their break­through ti­tle. The Devils were the first team in more than 20 years to win the grand fi­nal at their home ground, and was at that time more of a fam­ily club.

Four sets of broth­ers played in at least one of the grand fi­nals, which the club “weren’t sup­posed to win”.

Ja­son Tom­lin­son played in the cen­tres in the premier­ship wins and said he hoped to see the “long-term, diehard” sup­port­ers of the club as well as ex-play­ers.

“We weren’t meant to win (in 2000),” he said.

“A lot of the guys from other clubs were paid and none of us were. Some clubs were fly­ing play­ers up for games. I don’t re­mem­ber too much from the game, but I do re­mem­ber there be­ing a huge crowd.”

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