STRONG WINS CEMENT PLACE AT TOP FOR DUO
start to finish, with their forwards laying the platform as they have all season.
Their middle was boosted by the return of second- rower Dylan Jensen, who had not played since Round 2 because of injury, and representative back Rainer Power, who has completed a month- long recovery from an ankle injury.
“Brothers were clearly understrength and missing a few of their guys, but we’ll take the win,” Burdekin coach Carl List said.
“We probably pulled back on the throttle near the end and let a few late tries through, so that was a bit disappointing, but we had plenty of go forward.
“Our work up the middle is where we are beating teams.”
List said hooker Zac Heron had again proved himself as one of the TDRL’s best in- form players and praised Kurt Olsen for again stepping up in the centres.
“Zac’s been absolutely fantastic for us and if he’s not on the radar of the Townsville Blackhawks or other clubs, then he should be,” List said. “Kurt’s been doing a really good job for us as well and Rainer Power got through his first game back for us pretty well.”
Centrals kept their finals hopes alive with an important 46- 24 win over Charters Towers at Kern Brothers Drive yesterday.
In other league news, Townsville Blackhawks and Herbert River winger Samsen O’Neill scored a hattrick for the Queensland Rangers in their 32- 0 win over the NSW Ron Massey Cup team in their clash at Coffs Harbour.
FULL OF RUNNING: Charters Towers’ Ash Carmody looks
for a way clear against Centrals during their clash at Kern Brothers Drive in which Centrals emerged victorious.