Brahmans bow out of 2010 season


THE Whitsunday Brahmans 2010 season is over after they were defeated 22-6 by the Moranbah Miners on Sunday.

In what was a gallant semi-final performance from the Brahmans, several injuries left them undermanned.

Whitsunday Brahmans assistant coach Craig Bradley said that it was always going to be tough to fight back after prop Joel Toohey was knocked out in the opening tackle of the match.

“It was a really physical game,” he said following the loss.

“Moranbah is a classy outfit and they have about six ex-NRL players in their side.

“The boys really tried hard but the loss of players really didn't help.”

After starting the season with seven wins from eight matches, the Brahmans were set to re-live their premiership glory of 2000.

But a disappointing second half of the season saw the Whitsunday side lose five of their final eight matches which meant that it was not meant to be.

“After we had that good run early we could have done better,” Bradley said.

“This year was definitely one of the stronger competitions I've been apart of.”

Despite the Brahmans A-Grade side exiting the competition, the hopes of the club winning a premiership in 2010 are still alive in the reserve grade side.

The Whitsunday Brahmans reserves will take on the Sarina Crocodiles in the major elimination semi-final at Mackay Junior Rugby League Grounds on Sunday at 11am.

Coach Trent Dally stood down before the Brahmans semi-final fixture last weekend.

He gave no comment as to why.

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