Brothers Win Division Two Reserve Grand Final

Congratulations to our Ressies team for taking our the 2019 division 2 Grand Final, beating Southern Lions 29 to 27 in a game that saw multiple lead changes and another storming come back late in the game for our boys.

The game started with Southern Lions crossing the line early however a swift hit back from a well-run scrum move saw Connor Allen run 40 meters to score in the corner. Taane Phillips kicked the sideline conversion to make the score 7 to 5 to the Brothers. Some great work after a Lions error saw the Brothers counter attack shift into top gear with some great work from Maikali Rabaro and Connor Allen setting up Heinrich Rass who broke through multiple tackles and out sprinted the cover defense to score in the corner. Brothers lead 12 to 5.

Lions struck a big blow with a long range try of their own as their outside backs continued to cause the Brothers defense headaches and bring the score to 12 to 10. At the 23 minute mark the Southern Lions flanker was red carded for a very nasty tip tackle that saw the brothers captain Ryan King flipped upside down and driven head first into the turf. Errors were starting to creep into the game and would see the game go back and forth, on the stroke of half time the Lions struck a mighty blow with a long range try which saw the Lions take the lead 15 to 12 at the Break.

With the breeze at their backs and against a 14 man Southern Lions team, Brothers were very confident of a positive result but they knew it would be a battle against a very determined Lions outfit. Lions were first to put points on with a try under the posts, the conversion was successful and the Lions now held a commanding lead 22 to 12 and had the momentum as they continue to mount pressure on the Brothers. The Brothers set piece had been dominant all game and this was the catalyst for the momentum swing back to the Brothers with a solid line out win and strong maul, the Brothers shifted the ball wide to Porikapa Tukaki to create a half break & with quick recycle for Taane Phillips to crash overflow the line for a much needed try. The conversion was un successful Brothers were down 22 to 17. Lions struck back with a well worked line out move that saw their prop crash over in the corner. Lions re-established a 10 point lead Heading into the final 15 minutes of the game. Brothers lifted to another level as they started to take charge, their defense had lifted, led by Dylan Ngatai, & Cyahn Tukaki as they wrestled back momentum. Another dominant Line Out win put the Brothers on the front foot as they made the gain line with multiple phases and strong carries from Glenn PotoiTamati TimokoPorikapa Tukaki & Tiago Valentim. The next phase found a barnstorming Tamati Timoko who broke through the Lions defense to run 35 meters and crash through the cover defense to score a critical try and bring them within striking trailing 22 to 27 with 10 to play. The Brothers forwards had taken control of the game through set piece and with some powerful carries. Rickus Strauss broke the line and charged 35 meters down filed to have the Brothers back on the attack deep in the Lions half. More quick ball had the Lions defense in tatters and infringing at the breakdown. A quick tap and a determined run from Glenn Potoi who broke tackle after tackle as he drove to the line and score a fantastic try to draw level. Sam Commins stepped up to slot the conversion and give the Brothers the lead with 5 minutes to play.

Errors from both sides saw possession change hands and with the Lions now moving up field Brothers discipline needed to be perfect so they didn’t give away penalties in range. Lions controlled possession well as they mounted raid after raid on the Brothers line, evey time being met by determined defense, the game was there to be one. Lions took the ball into contact and with bodies flying in from both sides it became unplayable and a scrum was awarded to Lions. This would be the last play on the game and an opportunity for the Brothers scrum to win the tight head and win the game. Brothers dominated the scrum driving the 7 man Lions pack backwards however as it wheeled the ref blew for a reset.

One last effort to dominate their scrum was required & the Brothers loaded and drove the Lions pack backwards as they destroyed their scrum and were rewarded with the penalty. Connor Allen took the penalty and immediately kicked the ball out to end the game. Congratulations to the Captain and inspirational skipper Ryan King and coach Antonio Gerber and to the entire squad. Special mention the Clive King team manager as well

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Junior Match Reports
Under 13 Blue - 17 August

This week saw the under 13’s squad head to Bunbury for a Lad and Dads weekend. On the way down, the Blue team played their round 13 league match against Mandurah Pirates, a first for us at this venue.
A bitterly cold day, and an early start for the Brothers, didn’t take any of the eagerness from the boys.
Again the plan was to use what we’ve learnt in training to put to action on the pitch. Whetu James was first to score, with Travis stepping up to convert. Leon scored in the corner soon after. After the restart Caius breaks from the maul and scores from within our own half, followed by an almost carbon copy try from Ruiz immediately after, only to get another try soon after that. The backs, not to be out down move the ball brilliantly out to Leon, who runs in his second between the post just before half time, with a conversion from Travis.
The second half, Mandurah found a little spirt and were able to hold us out of their try line with some good defense, for almost 10 minutes. The Brothers struggled with a few handling errors probably due to the cold wind. The ball finally found Ed Jones on the wing for him to score in the corner. Travis converting brilliantly with a little wind assistance.
Caius is next to score with, bumping off defenders to touch down between the posts, converted by Travis.
Ruiz finishing off with another Hattrick between the post, converted by Travis, to leave the game finish at 0-55.
3 MOTM awards today for team efforts, Jack Tween, Dylan Tyler and Fraser Masterson for great awareness and superb tackling.

Under 13 Blue - 24 August

The final round 14 saw the Brothers U13’s take on Palmyra. This was a much better drilled Palmyra than we first encountered in the first game of the season, starting very strong and moving the ball very well. The Brother stood up well with strong tackles coming in from all over the park. Ed jones was the first to score between the posts after 3 minutes. Converted by Travis. The Brothers come back after the restart to win a penalty in front of the posts, Ruiz takes the ball to crash over between the posts, Converted by Travis. A similar penalty was awarded with Ruiz repeating his first effort getting his second try. Converted by Travis. The last try before the half was scored by Caius pealing from a ruck to score between the posts, Converted by Travis.
The second half the flood gates really open with Palmyra, barely touching the ball, although still putting in some brave tackles. Ruiz gets his hattrick almost immediately, Converted by Travis. Followed quickly by Ed getting his second. Jordon Bouwer scores a powerful try with three defenders hanging on, going for a ride to their try line. Caius gets his second scoring from the restart ruck. Converted by Travis. Ruiz again joins the fund with another storming try from our own half. Converted by Travis. Whetu gets a try crashing over after a brilliant run of phase ball, working the pods, converted by Travis. Finally Charlie Mayer gets on the score board, as the ball is moved brilliantly to him on the wing. Final score 0-73 leaving us undefeated for the season, with the finals ahead of us. Go Brothers!

Under 17 Blue- 17 August

Round 13 at Kalamunda's home ground on a cold Saturday, the U17's followed the U15's whom had lost to the hosts, as the game kicked off it was evident that this was going to be a tight game with Kalamunda receiving the Blues well, in the 4th minute Ruben managed to power over for the first try from a great forwards move. The battle was even for most of the first half with a penalty option to increase the Blues lead to 10 - 0, although unfortunately Kobi just missed. As the second half started the Blues had the fresh forwards from the bench who immediately made an impact, although against the break of play Kala manged a great try in the corner of which Hayden slotted over bring the score to 7 each. It was pressure all round now with the clock ticking away and something had to give and it did with another great try in the corner form Kala taking the lead to 14 - 7. With there only minutes on the clock the Blues battled hard to equalize, all of the support were convinced that this was going to be the only loss of the season but the Blues had different ideas and with only 3 minutes on the clock Sean managed to go over in the corner and with a difficult kick from Kobi to come, and what a beauty, the ball glided through the posts equalizing at 14 - 14. One more play left and the Blues were not ready to throw in the towel yet although Kala attacked deep into the Blues half, Connor managed to intercept the ball and then from the breakdown Kobi attacked from the base of the scrum to get clear with Cameron on his shoulder who received the pass and pinned his ears back for the try line, Hayden was in fast chase and gaining ground only to catch Cameron just short of the line, but Cameron was to strong and over he went in the corner, making the score 19 - 14 with a tough kick to come, Kobi again managed this difficult kick much to the cheers of the crowd giving a score of 21 -14. Probably the best come back of the season today and congratulations to the Blues for keeping their composure.

MVP was a tough one to select today and was awarded to Cameron for his great skills, line kicking and of course the final try!
Under 17 Blue - 24 August

The last game of the season for the U17's and it was scheduled at our home ground on Friday evening, The Blues were going into the game at the top of the table with points to spare. As the game kicked off the white team started off well and held the blues but it wasnt long before the power and the skill from the blues was to much for the whites, a decent crown turned up for the occasion and were suitably impressed by the entertainment. The game closed with a comfortable win from the blues but the whites battled on well right to the end,
Congratulations to the U17 Blues for convincingly winning the minor premiership undefeated!
Under 17 Blue - Preliminary final versus Rockingham

Nearing the end of the season this game was sure to be a cracker with 1 and 2 of the league playing each other for the preliminary final, the U17 Blue team to take on the Rockingham team who were known to be a powerful challenge. The game was scheduled at Curtin field B to kick off at 11:10am, as both teams took to the field you could sense the determination from both for the win to have the luxury of the next week off. Lots of injuries from the Blues but the team was well drilled and took to the field with confidence. It was a very physical game and the Rocky forwards were playing hard but the Blues managed to control them and the first try was from a forwards move with Marley getting across the line. 5 0 to the Blues, more pressure form both sides and a penalty for the Blues which Cameron slotted over, 8 0 to the Blues, another try from the blues with a great intercept from Dieter and a tough kick but Kobi managed increasing the lead to 15 0, it was the turn of Rocky next though and managed a try but missed the conversion, 15 5, now the pressure was on and wild pass enabled Rocky to intercept for their second try  15 10, thi was turning out to be a cracking game right to the end, then some magic from Kobi who with a classic sidestep managed to break free and score near the touch line. 20 10 was the final score to the Blues holding onto their unbeaten record, great result and a week off next week straight into the final. Well done all players coaching and support staff on what is turning out to be a very successful season.
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