Friday night at Webb Oval saw Under 18 Cap Coast Brothers take on Yeppoon Seagulls.
Yeppoon 16 (Tries – Bailey Butler 2, Nick Brose. Goals – Creeden Weir 2) def Cap Coast Brothers 10 (Tries – Tom Billington 2 Goals – Jack White)
Thanks to the RDJRL this game was played Friday night to allow the St Brendan boys to attend their formal on Saturday. This game was played tough and nothing was given away, Tom Billington was outstanding for Cap Coast but it was unsung hero & Mel Meninga front rower Bailey Butler storming over with two minutes left to secure victory for the Seagulls and a crack against Gracemere next week in the Grand Final.
Saturday Under 16 at Browne Park
Cap Coast Brothers 22 (Tries – Calwyn Moon 2, Jason Scott, Benn Shanbrook. Goals – Calwyn Moon 3) def North's 10 (Tries – Elijah Anderson 2. Goals – Ricky McHugh)
North's came out with a plan to throw the ball wide and that played dividends early, Cap Coast started to build pressure and that gave Jason Scott room, this was backed up with a great try to Calwyn Moon and again a better conversation from the side line for a 12 -4 lead at half time. Calwyn Moon back up again in the second half for another try just after half time, then with a few breaks North's Anderson crossed again for his second and with 7 minutes to go the score was 16-10. The game was secured by Cap Coast when Benn Swanbrook crossed out wide and a great side line conversation from Moon to give them a 22-10 lead and next week’s grand final against Rocky Brothers.
Brothers White 28 (Tries - Montell Lawton, Matt Baker, Harry Cavanagh, Ben Farr, Liam Grant. Goals Liam Grant 3, Jack Wilson) def Cap Coast Brothers 20 (Tries Cody Port 2, Troy Richardson, Daniel Duke. Goals Cody Port 2)
Brothers White flew out of the blocks with a try within the first 50 seconds of the start of the game, they then backed that up with a good team try to Matt Baker. Cap Coast Winger Cody Port then hit back with a try followed by Troy Richardson from the Coast Brothers and a great conversation from Cody Port for 12-10 score line. Big Harry Cavanagh busted over for a try converted by Grant and then Liam Grant scored from the 25 metre line to go to half time up 22-10.
Cody Port was able to score 11 minutes after half time and convert for a 22-16 score line to Rocky Brothers. Rocky Brothers had a set back with a player sent from the field and a large time off for a serious injury to newly appointed Queensland Under 15 player Liam Grant. The break helped the Rocky side and they were able to defend well then put a try on for Ben Farr and a great conversation from the side line from Jack Wilson and a 28-16 lead, on the stroke of full time Daniel Duke scored for Cap Coast and a score of 28-20 to Brothers White they now met Brothers Blue in the final. Good News for Liam Grant he was able to get to his feet and walk to the waiting Ambulance for scans at the hospital.
Next Week Brothers Blue Take on Brothers White
Emu Park 34 (Tries – Trent Wills 2, Riley Clarke 3, Zac Paskin. Goals – Cooper Cocaran 3, Travis Field 2) def Brothers White 16 (Tries – Dylan Wawera, Tolson Loram, Bailey Morrow. Goals – Ben Farr 2)
Emu Park took the advantage from the outset leading 22 nil at half time. Emu Park didn't let up in the second half scoring again early but Brothers White never gave up and scored a couple late to get to a 34-16 score line.
Yeppoon 30 (Tries – Jack Howarth 3, Jack Mayes 2, Jack Gleadhill Goals – Luke Stenhouse 3) def North's 4 (Tries – Damien Russell)
The fourth place Seagulls have continued their good finals form, they ran out to a 22-4 lead at half time and never gave anything away in the second for another good victory. Emu Park will need to be on their game next week to stop last year’s premiers.
Grand Final Day 2015 – Browne Park - Previews
10.30am Under 13 Emu Park vs Yeppoon
Emu Park has been the most consistent side all year, with Freddy Mckinley leading the way in attack, he holds the key to Emu's success, but he needs to be supported by Larsen Dale Doyle, Aarie Harsimake & Lionel Mann. Yeppoon are last year’s premiers and have made the last two weeks their own with some big wins. They have some big men up front with Jack Mayes terrorising defences out wide. Fullback Luke Stenhouse has been solid at the back and they will need Kolby Green scheming from Dummy half. Emu Park struggled against North's last week but managed to get straight through and with the week off will allowed them to prepare for this Saturday, Yeppoon has all the momentum and that is vital in these games. Both sides have plenty of representative experience and it will be a testing game, if Yeppoon continue their form they could get away with this game. Great start to a big day of Grand Finals.
11.45am Under 14 Fitzroy's vs Emu Park
Fitzroy's have taken all in front of them this year, undefeated, Rhys Wesser Shield holders and looking to continue their dominance this year. Emu Park are last year’s champions and have plenty of experience across the field. They had a lighting start on Saturday against Brothers White and need to do that again if they want to knock off the Shark's. Riley Clarke has been a big recruit this year and along with Fullback Carl Murray & Dustin Munns they will look to attack. Fitzroy's have plenty of skill and the fact they are undefeated means they have the defence to handle Emu's pace. Like Emus Fitzroy's have been boosted by some good recruits and it will be Captain Austin Routley, Pat Bohan and pace man Leighton Milburn that will pile on the pressure. Fitzroy's have been the real deal all year and we see them getting away with this one in a close affair.
1.10pm Under 15 Brothers Blue vs Brothers White
For Rocky Brothers supporters they can't lose but for the players this has been a few years in the making with the white side dominating in past years on the back of Montell Lawton, Lachlan Crow, Harry Cavanagh and newly selected Queensland u15 school boys Liam Grant & Thomas Farr. They may be in some trouble though with Lawton being sent from the field & Liam Grant taken to hospital in a sicking head clash on the weekend. It has been a much smoother run for the blue side, they will look to two more Queensland school boys’ representatives Ethan Bullemor & Harry Leerenveld along with hard running forward Issac Bulsey and utility back Sam Lawrie. If the White side lose Lawton and it doesn't look like Liam Grant returning they may struggle. Brothers Blue may never get a better chance to win a premiership but the White side will give nothing away.
2.30pm Under 16 Brothers vs Cap Coast Brothers
The return bout of last year’s decider that Cap Coast won in extra time. Both sides have plenty of Capra's players taking part and Rocky Brothers Coach Damien Chapman has plenty of headaches with team selection this week as his non Capra's players have been very good this year. Coach Chapman will look to the Hetherington twins Zac & Kobe and new fullback Sam Murphy to lead his charge. Cap Coast have Jack Patti, Baye Simpson and fullback Calwyn Moon leading their charge. Last year’s decider was an absolute beauty and I see nothing different this year with Cap Coast Coach Alan Frost hoping his side can repeat that effort
3.50pm Under 18 Gracemere vs Yeppoon
The final decider of the day and this will be a tough affair. Gracemere have been good all year and on the back of some very good recruits have made the decider, the first for the club in a few years. Gracemere will look to big men Noel White & Jack McLeod to lead them forward, they then have the skills of Morris Pickering & CJ Clarke. Yeppoon have been made a habit of getting through games late and that will give them the mental toughness to take on this good Cubs outfit. Lead by workhorse Jace O'Neil and front rower Bailey Butler they will need to take on the Gracemere pack so Harry Grant, Dan Adamson & Creedon Weir can make ground. Gracemere have been good this year and with a week off are fresh, Yeppoon just love the hard stuff and that might give them the advantage, either way this will be a fantastic finish to Grand Final Day.