IN FORM: Brahmans player Byron Taylor scored three tries at the Sam Faust memorial match at Les Stagg Oval on Saturday night.
IN FORM: Brahmans player Byron Taylor scored three tries at the Sam Faust memorial match at Les Stagg Oval on Saturday night. Jacob Wilson

Thrilling draw at Sam Faust memorial game

RUGBY clashes don't get any tighter than last night's annual Sam Faust memorial match between the Whitsunday Brahmans and Townsville Central Tigers.

In a performance that would make Sam Faust proud of both sides, the night ended in a 22-22 draw.

The Centrals led for most of the game, however the Brahmans came back with a vengeance in the final quarter of the match.

David Kay managed to find himself some space in the final moments of the game and kicked the ball towards Byron Taylor who heroically managed to put the try down over the corner, saving the Brahmans from defeat to the applause of a vocal home crowd.

Byron Taylor was a key player of the side, scoring three tries throughout the game, who along side David Kay and Tim Bennett were the players to watch.

Whitsunday Brahmans manager Bryce Fraser said the side took a lot out of the match leading up to the beginning of the new footy season.

"It was our first hit out for the year, we are mainly scoping the talent we gained from a few Bowen boys who joined our squad and just see where they fit in to the team,” he said.

"We are working on our execution of play and getting things down pat more consistently, we have got about a 6-8 week break before the proper season starts,” he said.

The Brahmans will take on Magpies in Mackay for a grand final rematch as the first game of the season. 

Next week the Whitsunday Brahmans will travel to Bowen for the annual Bowen 10s tournament, featuring a number of trial matches.


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