Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Crimson Secure Fifth Straight Final Berth

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Crimson Secure Fifth Straight Final Berth

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Byline: Matti Brooks matthew.brooks@capnews.com.au

REIGNING premiers Brothers Crimson have qualified for their fifth consecutive Rockhampton Leagues Club Senior A Division grand final with a dominant display against Frenchville Brumbies, defeating them 61-35 in Wednesday night's major semi-final at TCC.

Crimson led 17-7 at quarter-time and extended that lead to 13 by half-time. They then outscored the outgunned Brumbies 28-15 in the second half.

As a result, the Frenchville Brumbies must face the Cap Coast Marlins in next week's preliminary final, after the Marlins secured a hard-fought 60-51 win over RGS Magic in the minor semi-final.

The Magic will be disappointed with their performance because they played a very strong first quarter to lead the Marlins 14-10 at the first break. Then the Marlins lifted their intensity to set up their match-winning lead over the next two quarters, outscoring the Magic 35-22 over the second and third quarters. It was an even final quarter but the damage had been done and the game, and the season, was gone for RGS Magic. …

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