Isis girls go down 46-0 in rugby league grand final
WITH last year’s grand final loss on their mind, the women’s Brothers players were not going to let the opportunity slip this year to win the title.
In their most complete performance, the Brethren smashed Isis 46-0 to win the Bundaberg Rugby League women’s title undefeated with 12 straight wins.
Winning their fifth title in the past six years, they were not troubled from start to finish. Coach Glen Darby said the team had a fantastic preparation before the match.
“The girls turned up right from the first kick-off,” he said.
“They stuck to their structures well and got the ultimate reward.”
Darby said he was also proud of the team playing through to the final whistle at the end.
“We had a full team effort from the 19 girls in the side,” he said.
“I was really pleased they didn’t allow the opposition to score and they kept focused until the end.”
The focus for the team will now be on their trip to Darwin on October 8 and 9 where they will face a Brothers outfit from the Northern Territory.
“This game has prepared us perfectly for that trip,” Darby said.
“I’ve given the girls tonight (Tuesday) off training but we will be back to it tomorrow before the trip.”
“We hope to complete the season with another win.”
For Isis it was a disappointing way to end a great year for the new side.
Captain Jess Neil said the team struggled to cope with Brothers all day.
“We stuck it in the best we could,” she said.
“(In the end) we fell to their structure and didn’t keep our composure. That let us down.”
Neil said they had also received great support from Childers and the Isis area.
“The community has been behind us 100%,” she said.
“It’s given them something to cheer about and win or lose they are always proud of us.
“Hopefully next year we keep getting better and get back to win the trophy.”
ATTACKING: Past Brothers Tahlia Duignan races up field in the Women’s grand final.