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Brothers gained another bonus point in round 9 of Queensland Premier Rugby with a 38-5 victory over the struggling Sunshine Coast at Stockland stadium on Saturday.
Yet again Sunshine Coast’s very gutsy performance was not shown on the score board as the side struggled to make the most of their opportunities.
However, Brothers proved why they are sitting at the top of the ladder above University and Easts with a great first half.
Dallan Murphy showed great leadership keeping his team in line after some heated arguments, which eventually saw Sunshine Coast lock Bryden Lang sin binned after a dangerous tackle.
Dallan Murphy and his brother Damon both added to the score line, both scoring a try to extend their side’s impressive lead.
Brothers coach Matt Kaye said that the win came with some hard work and that the score line didn’t tell the true story of the match.
“I think the key thing was that we came out strong and were aggressive in the breakdowns, we had to dig deep and grind out the win,” said coach Kaye.
“The result didn’t indicate the game that’s for sure, it was a tough physical contest out there and in the end we were able to get on top of them.”
Sunshine Coast coach John Rangihuna was impressed with the performance from his team even though it was a loss.
“It was really good today, we had a dig and we didn’t take any backwards steps. A couple of those new boys coming in made a big difference with a bit more confidence about us today,” said coach Rangihuna.
“We talked about standing up for each other and doing it for 80 minutes.”
However, Sunshine Coast still suffered from a lack of execution.
“We have to get our execution down, there are too many dropped balls,” said coach Rangihuna.
Brothers have been impressive throughout the competition and coach Haye is looking forward to the upcoming week.
“We are travelling okay and we are on top of the ladder but we still have a lot of work to do that’s for sure,” said coach Haye.
“We have Easts next week and they had a big win over University, where they were down 20 points at one stage so that will be a little bit of a challenge for us.”
Week 10 of the competition sees Sunshine Coast face up against the Gold Coast, in which they hope to secure their first win of the competition.
Brothers 38 (Charlie Freney, Anthony Pyers, Luke Beauchamp, Simon Price tries, Dallan Murphy 1 try, 4 con) Sunshine Coast (Jason O’Toole try)
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