Brahmans kicked to first victory



ROCKHAMPTON CSR Readymix Brahmans superboot Fraser Booth had 22 reasons to smile at Rugby Park on Saturday night.

The Brahmans fly-half kicked the home side to their first victory in this year's Queensland Country Rugby Union Championships ? literally.

Booth, 20, nailed five penalty goals and converted his own try, scoring all of Rockhampton's points in their breakthrough 22-6 win over Mackay.

"The ball was coming off the boot pretty sweet,'' Booth said yesterday.

"It's good to get a win at home and that will give us a fair bit of confidence.''

Leading 9-6 at halftime, the Brahmans extended their lead from the second half kick-off when Booth chipped and regathered a loose ball to score.

From that point, Booth and fellow young playmaker Steve Bruce controlled play for the home side to keep Mackay winless in this year's competition.

Booth, who made his Brahmans debut last season at halfback, said he was enjoying his new role in the No.10 jersey and combination with former sparring partner Bruce.

"There's more of a leadership role and you can control the game more at five-eighth,'' said Booth, who was the toast of his teammates on Saturday night.

"Normally we've been competing for the halfback spot so we're starting to get used to playing alongside each other.''

The Brahmans welcome back fullback Ashley Kirk for Saturday night's round five clash with Cairns at Rugby Park, but could be without outside centre Luke Buckley and winger Mitch Brown after both players sustained hamstring injuries in the 16-point win.



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