Brahmans get first win
AFTER seven straight losses to start the season the Proserpine Brahmans have finally managed their first win of the year after beating Wests 18-6 on Saturday in Mackay.
Playing coach Adam Wright praised his team's efforts in the difficult conditions, in particular their strong defence which kept Wests to only one try for the whole game.
"It was a much-deserved win, the boys played really well, worked hard in defence and put their bodies on the line for the team," Wright said.
"The ground was in a horrible condition due to all the rain but we managed to put some points on the board while keeping them contained in attack."
Wright singled out second rowers Dan Hilly and Grant Cook as stand-out performers and also gave special mention to young centre Jake Berkers who impressed in his A grade debut.
For the second week in a row the Brahmans reserves drew with their opposition, this time finishing level on 24 points with Wests at Tiger Park on Saturday.
Both teams managed five tries and two conversions for the game and had to settle for a share of the competition points in miserable conditions on the weekend.
The Brahmans remain second-last on the ladder and will face a stern test against the second-placed Moranbah Miners this weekend.
The under 18 Brahmans fell to their fifth loss of the season on Saturday, going down 14-6 to Wests at Tiger Park.
Both teams made plenty of errors in the wet conditions but it was Wests who made the most of their limited opportunities as they recorded a three tries to one win in front of their home fans.
Playing at Virgin Australia Stadium in Mackay, the Lady Brahmans tried hard all game but were well beaten by Wests on Saturday.
The final score read 34-4 in favour of Wests who fielded a far more experienced line up against the improving Lady Brahmans.
All senior mens teams will take on the Moranbah Miners at the Whitsunday Sports Park this Sunday, starting with the under-18s at midday, followed by the reserves at 1pm and the main game at 3pm.