Brothers Win Division 2 Reserve Grade Grand Final
Congratulations to our Ressies team for taking our the 2019 division 2 Grand Final, defeating Southern Lions 29 to 27 in a game that saw multiple lead changes and another storming come back late in the game from 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.