Jack times three
and maybe Opie… it’s hard to read the sheet. So he can claim it if he wants.
Karl: Big step up from the lower grades, but never took a step backwards. Dominated in the scrum.
Jack: They didn’t want to tackle him, and to be honest even if they had tried, they might not have stopped him. Imperious.
Mick: Physical hard running, combined with Kit in the centres wore away at the Waves defence.
Brothers 33 – 3 Blue Mountains
This was a cagey game which saw a lot of tactical kicking from both sides.
Both teams spent the majority of the first half trying to obtain the upper hand in terms of field position.
Eventually the superior kicking game of Blacky and Shaka pinned Mountains into their own half, and the points started to slowly climb up.
Si Kearny was bursting holes in the midfield and Buckets was dominating at the breakdown.
Clarky slotted back into the side seamlessly and coordinated a front row missing Johnny Nichols for the first time this year.
In fact this another area where Brothers slowly gained the upper hand.
The set pieces were well executed against a well drilled and well coached (as always) Mountains side.
That combined with the pace and penetration out wide, some hard running in midfield and the excellent tactical kicking gave us the upper hand over 80 minutes.
The scoreline loks emphatic, but a win is a win, and a weekend off gives us time to regroup dust off the few bumps and bruises and prepare for battle against either Mountains or HAC who look dangerous out wide against Epping in the elimination semi.
Blacky grabbed two.
Buckets: Dominated at the breakdown, tremendous defence, his best game this season. And the best performance in a Brothers shirt this season. A repeat needed next weekend in the grand final.
Si: Broke the line every time, made two tries, scored another. Awesome stuff.
Wadey: A single charity point for the little fella. God loves a trier.