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A big thank you from the Brothers!
The Senior season is officially over for the Brothers, and we'd like to say thank you!

Our three teams that made it to the semi finals on the weekend fought hard, but unfortunately were unable to make it through to the grand finals.

We're incredibly proud of all of our Senior teams, and once again would like to congratulate the Colts, Reserves and Third Grade for making it into the semi finals. You all did an amazing job and made the Club so proud. 

It has been an absolutely massive season. Our biggest one yet! In an extremely tough competition, our Senior grades fought tooth and nail to make it into the first division with the Prems pushing us through to the top six. 

This is such a huge achievement for our Club and we are absolutely estatic to see what the next year brings. 

We want to say a huge thank you to everyone who supports our Club- the players, the best fans in the land, our sponsors, volunteers, family and friends. Without the support of a huge family that surrounds the Brothers Club, everything we do would not be possible. 

Don't forget to purchase your tickets for the Annual Ball, being held on 8 September. 
Team Photos
On Tuesday 21 August team photos for Under 13 through to Seniors will be taken. 

Under 6 to Under 12 had their photos taken on Monday 20 August.

The photographer will take individual photos as requested.

Ordering is now done online. This ensures it's a hassle-free process for the Club, committee, players and parents.
 
If you would like a photo you need to order them online. Click here.
 
Clicking on the link below will take you to our official online store, you may have received an sms with the link also.
 
When you are on the JBRUFC page you select your team, then select player name (it should be all in drop down boxes already.)
 
When the name and age group has been selected, you can chose your photo required. Add the product to cart and follow the secure payment process - after which you will receive a receipt of payment.

 
Junior Match Reports
Under 12 Gold
Joondalup brothers were certainly fired up for this week’s encounter. After suffering a heavy defeat just a few weeks ago against Wanneroo, the lads certainly wanted to prove it was just a bad day at the office.

The Brothers started strong with Ruiz Lee scoring from a rolling maul, converted by Travis Davis. Wanneroo were quick to hit back with a converted try, but this was to be their last score of the match. Although pressuring our line on a few occasions our defence was rock solid. Wanneroo were punished for their hard work, with our back line forwards winning the ball, handing off to Danial Bennie, scoring a great individual Try from within our try line to between Wanneroo’s posts, Travis quickly converted.

The Brothers scored just before half time with a Travis Davis charging down a clearance kick, and Danial Bennie collecting and scoring in the corning.

The second half started with 19 minutes without score, until Joondalup’s Whetu James executed a perfect no8 pick and go, from the back of the scrum crashing over, setting up Travis for another conversion.

The final score came from Ruiz Lee with a halfway line, barn storming Run from the prop, even side stepping Wanneroo’s full back to the chant of RuuuuuuiZ!!!!!! RuuuuuuiZ!!!!!! from the supporters and his team mates. The match finished 31-7, the man of the match went to Danial Bennie for a superb performance and run that lifted the whole team.

 
Under 16

Tries by Lundie (2), Luitingh, Price, Smuts, Roberts, Bezundhout & Uhy fated Bunbury to defeat after travelling North for our 2nd meeting of the season for our home game at Wanneroo!!! The match kicked off with Bunbury showing their hand early, running their big forwards tight to the ruck & through the 9/10 channel. The tackle count during the opening stages showed exactly where the Brothers defence was working hardest. Brothers U16’s had been challenged to maintain concentration for the 50 minutes unlike last weeks game. Our forwards approached the match with an aim to showcase their grit and resolve and were uncompromising in defence & attack allowing the backline to supply the tries. Our pack was aggressive and well-organized at the breakdown and began to dominate the ruck. The 1st try was text book from lineout to opposite wing allowing Ross Lundie the honors of finishing off a great team try. The 2nd 5 minutes late was scored by Dane Luitingh crossing over wide out on the wing after sustained pressure from multiple phases. The pressure was relentless on the Bunbury team, but credit to their resolve, they managed to hold out conceding another try until the 23rd minute when Ruben Smut © called for some old fashion mauling from the line out, Bunbury had no answer to the speed and execution of our driving maul, eventually crossing the line for MOM Gabriel Price to score bringing the half at the short whistle 15-0.

The 2nd started the way the 1st ended. The forwards to a man dominating leading to our own (Victor Matfield) Ruben Smuts powering over the line to open the score of the second half converted by Ngatai. Caleb Roberts joined the growing list of try scores finishing off in the corner after the backs showcased some elegant handling with Ngatai again successfully converting. Francois Bezuidenhout from fullback receiving the ball in our 10 looked up and spotted the space, as he pinned his ears back ran the length of the field determined to score in the corner beating the cover defence as they swarmed about him. Bunbury looked to fine space out wide, but Charlie Pilcher Josh Duff had things under control on the wings from the turnover, the ball transferred through numerous hands ending with Lundie getting his 2nd converted try of the day.

With our forwards showing an eagerness not too often witnessed, the waves of pressure told on Bunbury and eventually lock Dan Howard found a yard of space to exploit and crashed over. The conversion drifted wide. The situation became even more uncomfortable for Bunbury a few minutes later when the forwards hard work gained possession for Wayne Mataruse to thunder through the midfield evading some weak defence finding winger Hugo Uys on his shoulder and he raced in for a well-deserved score. The match ending 46-0. It was good to see the Brothers finish so strongly after a disappointing performance the previous week. However, the boys understand they have many aspects to improve upon as they prepare for a hard finals series. And, of course, there are many aspects that the coaching team will have to improve on in the coming weeks before the finals, but it was a heartening display by all especially by the forwards.

The Annual Ball
Summer Touch Rugby at HBF Arena
Keen to keep fit this off-season?

Men’s & Mixed Touch Rugby kicks off at HBF Arena on Tuesday 25 September.
6-a-side, 40 minute games with 12 weeks of competition.
 
Played outdoors on their popular AstroTurf pitch, the game offers a social and competitive environment for you to keep fit during the off-season.
 
There is no team registration fee. All registered teams go in the draw to win tickets to the Gillette One-Day International – Australia v South Africa at Optus Stadium on 4 November.
 
Click here to learn more and register your team
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