Brothers too good for Valleys in second half
BROTHERS captain-coach Brent Crisp had nothing to do with last year's grand final match between his side and Valleys, but that does not mean he misunderstood the importance of an early season rematch at Marley Brown Oval.
A week after showing Tannum who is still the team to beat in Gladstone Rugby League, Brothers gave Valleys the same message.
After a sloppy first half from both teams, Brothers rallied from two points behind to score the 26-18 win.
Crisp said it was a change in attitude that made the difference, even with only 12 men on the field.
"We had a bloke spending ten in the bin and we put two tries on while he was in there," Crisp said.
"We just had the right attitude and wanted the ball."
Trying to get his side in the right frame of mind is a big part of what the new coach is all about.
He wants music in the change rooms before the game and a lot of fun and joking among the players.
There are plenty of players to pick from as well, six of last week's team were out against Valleys but A-grade players filled the void.
"We have a good position where we miss six and still have the players," he said.
"Any week where we are all here it is a hard thing to pick a team out of it, but I would rather it was this way than scraping for players."
One player who Crisp is keen on keeping in the side is Justin Cridland, who is still eligible for under-19s.
"He is going great and listening to what I am telling him, it is helping him score tries and he just takes everything on board," Crisp said.
Brothers 26 defeated Valleys 18
Brothers are now alone on top of the table with two wins from two matches