Young Brahmans have winning touch
JUNIOR RUGBY LEAGUE
MANY of Proserpine-Whitsunday junior rugby league teams travelled to Mackay last weekend and returned home with some good wins under their belt.
Saturday proved to be a great one for the club’s under-16s, U/7s, U/8s, U/9s and U/12s all enjoying the sweet taste of victory.
The U/6s had their first away game for the year in Mackay on Saturday.
The side took on Wests and captain Corey Dwyer led the boys with a much improved tackling game leading his side to a 20-8 victory over the Tigers.
Kyle Corskie and Ryan Bennett all scored great tries for their side while Mac Rogers had an outstanding game with both his tackling and running of the ball.
Carlo Moretto had a much improved running and defensive game while Wil Bernett and Mason Batman also had a great game, tackling and running hard.
The U/7 Pluto Brahmans enjoyed a 20-16 win over Norths on the weekend.
Dempsey Camm scored the first try of the match and scored a second later in the match.
Campbell Wilson, Jay O’Loughlin and Blake Hiscox also scored to ensure a win for the Whitsunday side.
Captain Ethan Hoffmann was great as the leader and defended well alongside Luke Handley, Jack Briskey and Jye Muller.
Coach Caity Hoffmann said Kobe Gatton, Sam Dodds and Zach Orenshaw all helped to gain vital metres in attack.
"Brahmans made it to the try line quite a few times but due to North’s defence they kept us out," she said.
"We were going try for try all game until Blake scored our last try which lead to Brahmans winning."
The Brahmans U/9s continued the winning success on the day with an 18-10 win over Norths.
Jordan Miller opened the scoring for the local side before Jacob Gabey scored two tries with his second sealing the win.
William Rogers also crossed the line, scoring his first try of the season in his first game of the season.
Dylan Hoffmann, Avalon Robertson, Aaron Kearns, Bailey Matthew and Coen Wilson helped the Whitsunday side to a win with some great defensive efforts.
The Brahmans were simply playing the ball faster, passing better and put more pressure on Norths when they had the ball.
The U/12s travelled to Mackay on Saturday to take on their old foes Souths.
With only 15 players on hand it was always going to be a tough day for the Whitsunday boys.
But the local side took the field in a positive manner and although they lost the match 24-14 they were deemed the winners after Souths had played with an extra player for the second half, resulting in a forfeit.
Good straight running from Harrison Marshall and Fletcher Clayton had Souths going backwards before Darcy Pepper scooted over in the corner for an early lead. Solid defence from Blake Hardy-Young, Brannon Oliver and Steve Dair kept the Sharks at bay and after a seesawing first half, Connor Hawkins scored for an 8-0 lead.
The second half saw some exciting footy but it was Souths who scored first to take the lead 12-8.
The Brahmans hit back through a try to Kai O’Donnell to snatch back the lead but it was short lived as Souths scored again to lead 18-14.