Rugby league reserve grade grand final winners - Norths Chargers. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin
Rugby league reserve grade grand final winners - Norths Chargers. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin Chris Ison

Norths edge Brothers in extra time

A MOMENT of rage in the Rockhampton Senior Rugby League reserve grand final shaped and disfigured a dramatic triumph for Norths Chargers over Brothers.

The Chargers stormed to a 10-0 lead early in the first half, leaving Brothers to play catch-up.

But the Brethren made light of their disadvantage with Jake Dew and Cohen Wassell helping lock the score 10-10 at half-time.

Little separated the two sides after the break with a series of strong defensive sets. Brothers' hard-man Mitchell Ireland boosted his side ahead after he crossed the paint in the third quarter.

Norths' Justin Peacock was sent from the field in the 71st minute after a late shot on Brothers' winger Wassell.

Despite Peacock's time in the sinbin, Norths went on to level the score 16-16 at full time.

It took just seven minutes into extra time for the Chargers to slot a field goal and secure the win.

"It was a really good game, frustrating, but great quality," Brothers' coach Damien Seibold said.

"Our boys put in a good effort. Mitch (Ireland) would have done 45 to 50 tackles and Jake (Dew) used up everything in the tank."

Brothers' Darren Masters heads to Brisbane tomorrow after suffering a suspected fractured skull in the grand final clash.



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