Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Brothers Band Together; Team Works on Defence Ahead of Biloela Rumble

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Brothers Band Together; Team Works on Defence Ahead of Biloela Rumble

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Byline: Steph Allen Stephanie.Allen@capnews.com.au

Round 3 results

Women

Wallabys 38 def. Yeppoon 4.

Tannum 38 def. Calliope 0

Emu Park 22 def. Rockhampton Brothers 4

Woorabinda 26 def. Norths 18.

Under-20s

Valleys 30 def. Gladstone Brothers 10 (scorers unavailable)

Yeppoon 26 def. Biloela 18

Norths 32 def. Woorabinda 18

Rockhampton Brothers def. Emu Park by forfeit

Tannum - bye.

Reserves

Calliope 50 def. Fitzroy Gracemere 6

Valleys 26 def. Gladstone Brothers 18

Wallabys 40 def. Tannum 12

Yeppoon 42 def. Biloela 18

Rockhampton Brothers 48 def. Emu Park 12

Norths 32 def. Woorabinda 26.

A-Grade

Valleys 12 def. Gladstone Brothers 10

Tannum 58 def. Fitzroy Gracemere 10

Yeppoon 30 def. Biloela 18

Emu Park 38 def. Rockhampton Brothers 30

Norths 62 def. Woorabinda 18.

RUGBY LEAGUE: After a disappointing 38-30 loss to Emu Park last weekend, the Brothers are knuckling down to bring out their best defensive tactics in this weekend's round four clash against Biloela.

Coach Scott Munns said the focus this weekend is not just on having a strong defensive approach in their game, but also concentrating on their line speed and withstanding the physical opposition's early onslaught.

"The fact we let 38 in last week doesn't say a lot about our defence," Munns said.

"We're going to focus on it as it let us down last week.

"There were a few missed tackles, dropped balls and bad reads, so we've been working hard on that and hopefully we'll be able to rectify that and get fixed up for this week."

Player Mark Johnson will be assessed tonight in regards to the extent of a hamstring injury that may leave him on the sideline come next game.

"It'll be a good squad," Munns said. "If Mark doesn't play, we'll fill the spot with someone who is up to the job."

Another area the Brothers intend to focus on for this weekend includes their ball control skills, which Munns said was lacking in the Emu Park defeat.

"In the first 40 minutes, we were continuously under the pump and they had a strong wind behind them," Munns said. …

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