ISIS Devils slipped from equal-first on points to fourth on the Bundaberg Broadcasters A Grade ladder with a shock 28-24 loss to a resurgent Hervey Bay Seagulls in their round 13 showdown at Torbanlea on Saturday night.


After sharing the lead with Brothers heading into the weekend, Brothers moved to 20 points with an 88-6 demolition of Waves Tigers at Salter Oval on Sunday, Isis remained on 18 points but were joined by Wests Panthers, who trashed cellar dwellers Wallaroos 64-12 in the game of the round on Sunday, and bye team Easts Magpies, with the Panthers and Magpies both clawing ahead of the Devils with superior nett points differentials.


It was a home game for Isis at their second venue but the grounds are located closer to Hervey Bay and it was the Seagulls, who spoilt their party, achieving their third straight victory, with goal kicking the ultimate difference between the two sides which each notched five tries.


Seagulls captain Tyrone Hopgood landed four conversions, which secured them the two points which also gave them now a four-point buffer over the faltering Tigers.


Waves had considered forfeiting their match but they took to the field and gave it their best shot, but they were always in for a tough day at the office, and Brothers were ruthless, establishing a 42-6 lead at the break and adding another 46 unanswered points in the second stanza.


They had 11 try scorers, with centre Shaun Collins, five-eighth Lewis Williams, front rower Ikuna Manuofetoa, hooker Joel Keune and interchange dynamo Quade McGrory each grabbing doubles, and with two non-try scorers slotting 12 goals between them, only four of their players did not figure in the points.


Wests were coming off a disappointing defeat at the hands of an 11-man Brothers, and they unleashed their fury on the Roos, racking up 38 points in the first 40 minutes and finishing the job in style.


The Panthers backs had a field day, headed by star centre Josh Tanner, who crossed three times.


Kuskey brothers five-eighth Aaron, captain/coach and hooker Brent and second rower Ben, were each also in the thick of things with Aaron amassing 16 points with one try and six goals, Brent kicking their other two two-pointers, and Ben chipping in with a try.


Full Results


Hervey Bay 28 (Billy Stefaniuk, Brock Eldridge, Tom Freshwater, Joel Denduck, Darcy Horgan tries; Tyrone Hopgood 4 goals) d Isis 24 (Zac Dann, Charlie Murchie, Matt Curtis, Nathan Sullivan, Marshall Cassidy tries; Robert ODonnell 2 goals).


Brothers 88 (Shaun Collins 2, Lewis Williams 2, Ikuna Manuofetoa 2, Joel Keune 2, Quade McGrory 2, Ty Dodd, John Akers, Sekope Tua, Josh Anderson, Matt Hall, Brad Jung tries; Nathan Moore 11, Nigel Bowen goals) d Waves Tigers 6 (Liam Houston try; Brendon McKeown goal).


Wests 64 (Josh Tanner 3, Lyal Darby, Tyrone Turaga, Nathan Broadhurst, Hayden Smith, Aaron Kuskey, Joel Fagan, Leon Baldry, Ben Kuskey tries; Aaron Kuskey 6, Brent Kuskey 2 goals) d Wallaroos 12 (Luke Beatty, Dennis Sandow tries; Luke Beatty, Sandow goals).