Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Seagulls Dominate Brothers; Yeppoon Too Fast, Too Furious in Grand Final Victory

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Seagulls Dominate Brothers; Yeppoon Too Fast, Too Furious in Grand Final Victory

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Byline: Alan Kennedy alan.kennedy@capnews.com.au

RUGBY LEAGUE: Browne Park was C[pounds sterling]wired for soundC[yen] with the 2GB Continuous Call team giving the crowd the rundown on the final between Brothers and Yeppoon Seagulls.

In the first quarter of an hour of the game they entertained the crowd but as the match turned into a procession even they seemed to be struggling to come up with something to say other than C[pounds sterling]another try to YeppoonC[yen].

The Seagulls went into the game as a strong favourite but few would have expected the minor premier to be so brutally dominant and run away to a 58-14 win.

It is not that Brothers were particularly bad but more a case of the Seagulls being bigger, stronger and faster than their opponent.

Brothers gave it their best shot and took the game to the Seagulls who looked rattled during the early exchanges and were guilty of a number of fundamental errors.

Lock Chris Gesch began as if he was going to win the game for Brothers on his own, monstering Seagulls winger Luke Richmond with a tackle when he tried to run the ball up.

For once the Seagulls defence dissipated as hooker Damien Siebold fed the ball to Mitch Ireland who ran through some average defence to score. Brothers' afternoon ended there.

If the Yeppoon boys needed a moment of inspiration to get on track, then it was provided by Mitch Porter.

Receiving the ball about 10 metres out, Porter still had all the work to do as the Brothers defence swarmed over him.

The big man didn't deviate from his task, crossing the line with three or four tacklers still trying to hold on to the bullocking forward.

The last thing Brothers needed was for luck to go against them but shortly afterwards a little grubber kick from Caleb Littleboy took a wicked deflection to take the Brothers defence out of the equation and allow Jakk Kavanagh to get the ball down for the try. …

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