Capricorn Coast Brothers player Jakob Thorn in the U16 Rugby League Grand Final between Capricorn Coast Brothers and Rockhampton Brothers at Browne Park. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin
Capricorn Coast Brothers player Jakob Thorn in the U16 Rugby League Grand Final between Capricorn Coast Brothers and Rockhampton Brothers at Browne Park. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin Chris Ison

GALLERY: Rocky junior league grand finals wrap

Under-13: Brothers 20 d Gracemere 14

Brothers (Harvey Saunders, Patrick Crow, Peyton Jenkins, Flynn Kelso tries; Thomossan, Peyton Jenkins goals).

Man of the match: Lincoln Pickering

Gracemere (Damien Hepburn, Jayden Williams, Corey Johns tries: Damien Hepburn goal).

Man of the match: Cory Johns.

Both sides knew that a good start was critical to this game and Brothers got off to a flyer leading 10-0 through tries to Harvey Saunders and Patrick Crow.

This seemed to inspire the Gracemere Cubs and they hit back with two tries of their own to Damien Hepburn and Jayden Williams and at half-time it was 10-all.

Both sides struggled early in the second half and it was Brothers' captain Peyton Jenkins that found a small gap to score to give the Brethren a six-point lead. But Gracemere showed why they have been the most consistent side all year when Cory Johns scored close to the posts, unfortunately the conversion slipped past the posts and they were still behind.

Both sides threw everything at each other and from a mistake Brothers Flynn Kelso scored on full time and a grand final win 20-14.

 

 

Under-14: Emu Park 26 d Yeppoon 14

Emu Park (Lucas Schmidt, Tristan Butcher, Lionel Mann, Freddy McKinley, Jye Merriott tries; Brodie Grills, Freddy McKinley 2 goals).

Man of the match: Tristan Butcher.

Yeppoon (Jack Mayes 2, Victor Little tries; Luke Stenhouse goal).

Man of the match: Jack Mayes.

Yeppoon entered this game in great form and started as they have been playing all year with tries to Jack Mayes and Victor Little.

Emu Park then stepped into gear and they hit back with tries to Lucas Schmidt and Tristan Butcher and another 10 all half-time break.

After the break Emu Park's Lionel Mann scored to take the lead but this was shortlived when big Jack Mayes scored his second and again the sides were tied. Like last year, Emu Park wore down their opponents and when Freddy McKinley scored a long-distance try you could see the confidence growing. A further try to Jye Merriott sealed the game and the Emus go back to back with a 26-14 win.

 

 

Under-15: Fitzroy 38 d Brothers White 16

Fitzroy (Leyton Milburn 2, Trent White 2, Aaron Moore, Wade Smith, Riley Comiskey tries; Leyton Milburn 4, Bruce Grant goals).

Man of the match: Riley Comiskey.

Brothers White (Chayse Cavanagh, Ben Farr, Dylan Wewara tries; Chayse Cavanagh, Jacob Smith goals).

Man of the match: Ben Farr.

Fitzroy entered their second straight decider undefeated and was looking to erase the memories of last year's defeat in the decider.

Coach Damien Bohan must have been wondering what was happening when Brothers jumped to a 16-0 lead through tries to Chayse Cavanagh, Ben Farr and Dylan Wewara. But Fitzroy's representative players stepped up and they clawed back the half-time score to 16-10 with tries to Leyton Milburn and Trent White.

Fitzroy showed why they have been the leaders in this competition. In the second half they came home strong with five more tries to defeat a very determined Brothers outfit that proved to be the big improvers in 2016.

 

 

Under-16: Cap Coast Brothers 12 d Brothers 10

Cap Coast (Troy Richardson, Sam Barrass tries; Troy Richardson 2 goals).

Man of the match: Sam Barrass.

Brothers (Ben Williams, Montell Lawton tries; Sam Lawrie goal).

Man of the match: Ben Williams.

These two sides met in week one and the game went to extra time and they again proved that this was going to be a struggle right to the end. Brothers started the scoring with a good try to fullback Ben Williams.

Both sides then struggled to hold the ball and mistakes were causing the ball to be turned over. Cap Coast captain Troy Richardson crossed beside the posts to give the Coast Brethren the lead at half time 6-4.

The second half started like the first with plenty of mistakes. Big prop Montell Lawton took advantage of a mistake and barged his way over for a converted try and a 10-6 lead. Another period of mistake-filled football saw Cap Coast get a piggy back downfield through penalties and Sam Barrass crossed untouched from dummy half and with the conversion gave the Coast the lead again.

Both sides then started throwing the ball around and Cap Coast looked to seal the game when they crossed with five minutes to go but an indiscretion after the play by Cap Coast gave Brothers a penalty and a last chance to win the game, but again poor handling cost them and Cap Coast took the premiership for 2016.

 

Under-18: Brothers Blue 50 d Cap Coast Brothers 16

Brothers Blue (Kwabena Boakye 2, Kobe Hetherington 2, Josh Wilkinson 2, Zac Hetherington 2, R Richardson tries; Tyson Curtis 7 goals).

Man of the match: Kobe Hetherington.

Cap Coast (Bryn Callaghan, Leti Mariner, Jake Kearnan goals; Carwyn Moon 2 goals).

Man of the match: Brady McKenna.

The last game of the day was expected to bring plenty of points but no one expected what was to unfold. Rocky Brothers hit the ground running and through twins Kobe and Zac Hetherington they blew Cap Coast off the park.

A half-time lead of 16-0 from tries to Kwabena Boakye, R Richardson and Kobe Hetherington they were never going to be headed.

The Coast Brethren did fight back in the second half scoring 16 points but it was the representative experience which led the way and Brothers ran out winners 50-16.



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