Benson brothers go gunning for Dawson


ON THE rugby field or on the worksite, Colts' Benson brothers form a powerful combination.

The Benson connection ? Mick, Steve and Phil ? will be out to ignite the Colts forward pack in today's Rockhampton and District Rugby Union (RDRU) Agrade clash with Dawson Valley Drovers at Rockhampton's Nutley Field.

It will be the third game this season the giant trio have played together after starring in last weekend's emphatic 43-3 win over competition leaders University.

However, their match-winning combination does not end on the field, with all three brothers teaming up as electricians for the family company ? Dumac Engineering ? off the field.

Mick, a Rockhampton Readymix Brahmans representative forward enforcer, will line-up in the front-row, with his younger brothers Steve and Phil starting in the back-row against Drovers today, which also coincides with the club's sponsors day.

Steve, 28, has played just two games since returning from a calf injury while the arrival of Phil, 21, this season has added extra size and spark to the Colts pack.

League convert Phil, who made his Queensland Cup debut for the Comets in 2002, is on the comeback trail from a knee reconstruction.

Mick, whose age is "top secret'', said it was fun playing alongside his brothers, but admitted there was work to be done against an experienced Drovers pack this weekend.

Round 13 (July 23) ? Brothers v University (Rugby Park), Colts v Dawson Valley (Nutley Field), Frenchville bye.

Points ? University 41, Colts 41, Dawson Valley 38, Brothers 26, Frenchville 15.

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