Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Solid Wallabys/Valleys Defence the Key

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Solid Wallabys/Valleys Defence the Key

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Byline: Ren Lanzon

ROCKHAMPTON Brothers may have been winners previously, but yesterday Gladstone's Wallabys/Valleys were the only grinners.

The match was just one of two A-Grade rugby league matches won by Gladstone teams on the weekend.

The spokesman for the team, Brad Richardson, said good defence by his team helped knock their opponents, previously undefeated all year, off their perch in the match played in Rockhampton.

"All the players were star players - I can't single them out," he said.

Richardson said that half way through the match, Rockhampton Brothers were leading 14-10.

However, he said the players were not fazed and fought back hard in the second half.

"It was a good team effort and everyone pulled together and we ended up winning 20-18.

"But it was the good defence that won it for us."

He said the win was particularly pleasing because the team was down two players, one of them from injury.

"When we play next, both of those players will be on board. …

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