Brahmans out muscled by Miners

THE Whitsunday Brahmans had a long bus ride home from Moranbah on Saturday night after both of the clubs senior sides suffered heavy defeats against the Moranbah Miners.

With only 27 players on hand for both squads, the odds were always against the Brahmans.

Moranbah proved too strong in the reserves posting a convincing 48-4 before they continued their winning success with a 42-10 win over the Brahmans A Grade side.

Brahmans head coach Adam Wright said he wasn't too disappointed with the result, knowing his troops put up their best fight under tough circumstances.

“I think we can be pretty happy with the weekend,” he said.

“Even though we didn't get a win I'm not disappointed.

“The only bad thing is a couple of injuries.”

The Brahmans A Grade side were in the match up until 10 minutes to go having only trailed 16-10 at half time and 20-10 with 15 minutes remaining.

But a depleted squad consisting of players backing up from reserves meant the match took its toll on the Brahmans side. The Brahmans reserves suffered a similar fait.

With only 14 players in their squad and having lost players early in the match to injuries, there wasn't much hope for the dedicated Brahmans.

This Saturday the Brahmans will return home to face Mackay Brothers.

Wright said he was confident ahead of the clash, despite Brothers strong form in the first five rounds of the competition.

“It's going to be a big test for us,” he said.

“I'll be disappointed if we don't get a win.”

Reserves will kick-off at 4pm followed by the main game at 6pm.


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