Brothers’ final game
Victory puts team back on top of the BRL
BROTHERS captain-coach Mat Templeman was under plenty of pressure to deliver his club’s first Bundaberg Rugby League A-grade title since 2012 and he turned in a vintage performance in the 36-24 win over Hervey Bay.
Templeman was judged to be the best player on the field in the emphatic win in front of a vocal crowd and his two tries set up the win.
The game was up for grabs in the second half and it was back-to-back tries to Templeman on the right edge that sealed the win.
After the game he was quick to praise some of the other players in blue and white who starred in the win.
Templeman was impressed with Tien Nguyen’s three tries, Vahiti Hopoi’s steamrolling runs and Brent Kuskey’s outstanding composer in attack and defence.
From the start of the game Hervey Bay was intent on making life hard for Brothers with big hits and niggling tactics but Brothers would not be drawn into the trap.
Brothers Jake Carl and Hervey Bay’s Clancy Fallon were sent from the field in the first half after a fight broke out and from then the players got the message that it would not be tolerated.
Along with Templeman, Kuskey, Hopoi and Nguyen, the Brothers bench players made a great contribution.
WORTHY WINNERS: Brothers took out the 2015 A-grade Bundaberg Rugby League title with a 36-24 win over Hervey Bay.