HARD-FOUGHT: Whitsunday prop Ivan Petelo takes a big hit from Sarina’s Tone Susuga (right).
HARD-FOUGHT: Whitsunday prop Ivan Petelo takes a big hit from Sarina’s Tone Susuga (right). Contributed

Brahmans down

RUGBY LEAGUE: The Brahmans emerged from their trip to Sarina on the weekend somewhat battered, with two of the three sides going down.

A grade coach James Webb's response was simple when asked to sum up the team's performance.

"It was poor," he said.

"They pressured us and it worked.

"I think we had 27 opportunities to score, and we dropped the ball 19 of those 27."

The boys were slow out of the blocks, with Sarina climbing to a 14-point lead before half-time.

Whitsunday picked up their performance come the second 40, but it wasn't enough with the side submitting to a 20-6 score line. Despite the loss, Webb nominated forwards Ivan Petelo and Rohan Ahern as top performers.

"Their intensity with the ball and their tackling, they were impressive," he said.

The side will have another challenge come Sunday, with an undermanned side taking the field against Norths in Mackay as Phil Ramage and Grant Cooke play for North Queensland.

The reserves were also defeated in Sarina on the weekend, being run down to a 38-12 loss.

The under-18s kept the dream alive however, with four tries from Darcy Camm bringing the scoreboard to a final 34-20.


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