Drovers comeback upsets Uni

By DARRYN NUFER

DAWSON Valley inflicted University's first defeat of the 2005 Rockhampton and District Rugby Union competition with a surprise comefrom-behind win at Rugby Park on Saturday.

Drovers overcame a slow start to notch their third win of the season with the 25-17 round six upset.

Making the performance more impressive was the fact Drovers did it without big guns Joel Johnston and Jamie Blyton, who were in New South Wales on Queensland Country duties.

Brothers also got their premiership campaign back on track with an overdue 19-7 win over Frenchville Pioneers at Rugby Park.

Brothers were led by in-form fiveeighth Fraser Booth who scored a try and bagged three penalty goals in a performance which pleased coach James Anderson.

"We're getting there slowly,'' Anderson said.

"We had a pretty bad result against Uni a couple of weeks ago and everyone knew they had to pick their game up.''

The win sets up an exciting round seven clash next weekend with Dawson Valley, before Brothers take on Colts in round eight. "There's not much between second and fourth in the competition so the next two weeks are important for us,'' Anderson said.

Former representative backrower Jim Wren is expected to make his return to the training paddock for Brothers this week after injury.

However Anderson said his return was probably three to four weeks away.

"He may even start off in reserve grade.''

Former Queensland Country player Adrian Price said a return to the Brethren top-grade was not on the cards despite bagging two tries in the club's 24-0 reserve grade win over Frenchville.



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