Premiership-winning Devils to reunite
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.”