Sport

Brothers and Norths grand final replay

Brothers lock Cooper Nobbs, fullback Mitch Power with Norths Chargers hooker Lance Kuveu.
Brothers lock Cooper Nobbs, fullback Mitch Power with Norths Chargers hooker Lance Kuveu. Matty Holdsworth

RUGBY LEAGUE: It has been 227 days since Rockhampton Brothers had their dream season snatched from their grasp by arch rivals Norths Chargers.

Fullback Mitch Power still has sleepless nights going over the final stages. At full-time on September 3 last year, Power was lost for words, on his haunches, exhausted both physically and mentally.

His side were up by 12 with as many minutes remaining. They should have capped off the perfect season.

But the side that they both respect and despise the most got on a roll and when winger Bryan Spence handed Norths the lead, Brothers were done 24-18.

"That game gave me sleepless nights, plenty,” Power told The Morning Bulletin.

"Looking back now I think there were a few things we should have done during the game to stop them. So many contributing factors leading up to it.

"You can't blame the last 10 minutes.”

The 2016 Ollie Howden winner has admitted he would trade personal glory for a title.

But later today, he just wants revenge.

"A win will definitely help ease the pain,” he said.

"There is no one you want to beat more than Norths. It is never nice losing a grand final especially how we did. Now is our chance to put it behind us.”

Brothers lock Cooper Nobbs believes his side go into the game at Victoria Park as underdogs.

"We are coming in as underdogs and we need to bring our best footy,” Nobbs said.

"It will be a great game to win but firstly we just need to compete and get things in place for the rest of the season.

"Norths are a great side and we respect them a lot. We will work as hard as we can.

"They have a very big forward pack and once they get a roll on, they are very hard to stop. Even without Nathan Bassani, they have a great side and we will have our work cut out.”

READ: Brothers coach Damien Seibold on his side's pre-season.

Chargers hooker Lance Kuveu's smile gave it away. His cheeky grin failing to hide his excitement at what this afternoon's game will behold.

The Capras contracted dummy half had to watch Norths prevail on the sidelines having missed out on a place in the 17.

The PNG star just wants to rip in.

"I am really excited,” the smiling assassin enthused.

"Brothers will be fired up and physical, and that is what you want. I can't wait.

"We have prepared really well for this game, even with the floods we have got a lot of sessions in the tank leading in.

"Each week I try my hardest to crack the Capras squad but coming back to Norths is great. These are the games you look forward to the most.”

Topics:  brothers football club norths chargers rockhampton rugby league


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Medals at nationals

Hawken.

Local man swoops medals at Masters carnival.

Sea Eagles downed in Swans thriller

CLOSE: Sea Eagles player Jared Campbell (pictured earlier this year).

One point loss for Whitsunday Sea Eagles.

Mural removal sparks debate

The Airlie Beach public toilet mural which has created debate.

Airlie Beach public toilet mural creates debate.

Local Partners

Young bulls on right track

The new Whitsunday Brahmans Under-19s are looking like premiership contenders with each passing week.

Bundy mum blogging to get families offline

FAMILY FUN: Deonie Crowther is holding family craft sessions at the Windmill Cafe in Bargara.

Crafty projects a hit with parents and children

Take luxury food, wine tour around Toowoomba

FOODIE CULTURE: Emily Moon (left) and Cheryse Bliesner with the Hummer used for Toowoomba's Luxury Food and Wine Tour.

It is designed to highlight the best produce the region has to offer

Country music stars coming to Ipswich

Ipswich will get it's country on when The Country Superstars Tribute Show hits town on Friday, June 30 at Brothers Leagues Club.

A UNIQUE tribute show will bring a bit of country into the city.

Game of Thrones: Crucial details you probably forgot

IT’S been a while since we’ve been to Westeros. But there are some crucial story points you need to remember before we head back there for season seven.

Pregnant Serena Williams nude on cover of Vanity Fair

"My heart dropped. Like literally it dropped,”

Wonder Woman sequel underway

Gal Gadot in a scene from the movie Wonder Woman.

IT’S no surprise plans are already underway for Wonder Woman 2.

MasterChef: Fish fry feast too much for Ipswich cook

Willowbank native Nicole Stevenson has been eliminated from MasterChef.

NICOLE Stevenson narrowly misses out on MasterChef's Top 10.

Thor on holiday: Chris Hemsworth is here!

If you didn't know who he was - you'd think he was a local

Agent judged among the world's best

Century 21 on Duporth principal Damien Said with team members Ryan Tomlinson, Jamie Smith, Kristie Cannon, Andrew Richardson and Sarah Beckman at the Maroochydore office.

Sunshine Coast real estate agent named in world-wide group's top 25

Island caretaker has weeks to live, abandons paradise

St Bees managing director Phil Webb, has been struck with illness and it has prompted the sale of the island.

His health has deteriorated in the past couple of months

Prime CBD site sold as laneway culture progresses

The Longs building Ruthven Street has been purchased by a group of investors to be renovated into a series of shops/eateries.  June 2017

How investors and council plan to transform the Toowoomba CBD

Gateway opens to $3b Coast mega estate

VISION: An artist's impression of the Palmview development 'Harmony' and its linear park.

New road provides link from the past to the future

Major German supermarket set to open in southeast Queensland

German supermarket giant Kaufland is understood to have approached southeast Queensland councils about a possible distribution centre, which would kickstart the establishment of new supermarkets.

Supermarket giant Kaufland has its eyes firmly on Queensland.

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!