Brothers promise to bounce back
BROTHERS might have faltered last season but with former Bronco Neale Wyatt joining this year's line-up it is set to be a good year.
The team's head coach Trevor Robertson will be the driving force behind the Brothers team for the second year and is looking for a vast improvement in the side.
"Last year was disappointing for us. We finished fourth but we probably struggled a bit, lacking a bit of depth," he said.
"We have a good group of guys involved in the club this year, who are all putting in 100%."
The off-season has brought several changes to the club, including the return of former Brothers players Wyatt, Fraser Booth and Lee Anderson.
"Neale was previously contracted with the Brisbane Broncos and Lee and Fraser have both previously played in representative sides," Robertson said.
The premier rugby union season will start in April, with the Brothers team planning to make a winning start to its campaign.
Robertson said the club had a large number of keen players at pre-season training sessions over the past few weeks.
"We have been getting around 25 or more players at training, both new and old," he said.
"We have a couple of new names being tossed around due to the amount of young players who have been attending pre-season training."
Among the youngsters are last season's Brothers players Dan Moyer, Tim Smith, Ben Booth and Brad Howland.
"Moyer and Smith had a strong season last year and were probably our two big stand-outs," Robertson said. "Ben and Brad increased their intensity levels and have been outstanding at pre-season training."
Players will start their season next month when they take part in the annual sevens competition.
If interested in playing for Brothers contact coach Trevor Robertson on 0400 816 405.
Trials will be held at 1pm today at Voss Park.