Semi-final showdown for first grade Brahmans
IT’S finals time for the Whitsunday Brahmans in the Auscoal Super Cup, and their first assignment is the powerhouse Souths.
The two teams will lock horns in the major semi-final on Sunday afternoon at the Mackay Junior Rugby League Fields having finished second and third respectively.
Sharks coach Dave Simpson, who praised the Brahmans during previous encounters throughout the season, said the team will be focussing on executing the basics.
“There will be no reinventing of the wheel. It will be won in the middle,” he said.
“They are consistent with their forward pack through midfield, they’ve got great halves and athletic backs. Our job this week is to make sure we’re well prepared individually.”
Whitsunday captain-coach Anthony Blackwood simply wants consistency from his team.
“The main thing for us is to compete for the full 80 minutes,” he said.
“They’ve won grand finals and semi-finals so they know how to build and sustain pressure.
“We’ve beaten them twice and they’ve got us once. We know the team we’ve got here can win, we just need to turn up on the day.”
The winner of this weekend’s match will play the minor premiers in Norths for a spot in the grand final.