Broth­ers take Sharks apart

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT - AN­GELIQUE PAT­TER­SON

RUGBY League team Broth­ers re­main un­de­feated af­ter beat­ing the Moss­man Port Dou­glas Sharks in all three grades last week­end.

Moss­man A-grade has been pushed down to sev­enth po­si­tion on the lad­der af­ter los­ing 44 -10, while re­serves lost 44-22 and C-grade was slaugh­tered 84-28.

The Sharks have a bye this week­end and a chance to re­deem them­selves with two weeks of hard train­ing to fight for a po­si­tion in the top five against Yarrabah in what will be a com­pet­i­tive home game on May 12.

Sharks pres­i­dent Bron­son Ryan said de­spite the loss, all grades put up a strong fight and did not make it easy for the top team to win in A-grade.

“Our first half went very well, we were only down 18-10 and again our lead­ers stood up and did well, both for­wards and de­fence were ex­cel­lent,” he said.

“What let us down in the sec­ond half was dis­ci­pline, we had a cou­ple of boys sent off and only had 11 play­ers in the last 10 min­utes - the Broth­ers scored some easy tries.

“Against the top team and we’ve got to make sure we have 13 on 13 and be com­pet­i­tive.

“We’re head­ing in the right di­rec­tion, we just need to work on our dis­ci­pline.”

“Over­all, our de­fence was tight and for­wards were strong and Broth­ers had to work hard for their vic­tory.

“Our easy­beat la­bel has gone for sure, each team put in 100 per cent and they know it’s a bat­tle, the Sharks are not go­ing to be a walk-over.

“By the time we get them back in game five, round two, we should be strong enough to beat them at home.

“I be­lieve the score didn’t re­flect the over­all out­come, it was a real bat­tle for 70 min­utes we just need a lit­tle bit of dis­ci­pline.”

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