OFF AND GONE: Linton Price sprints away through the Brothers defence to score a try early in the Wallabys’ loss.
OFF AND GONE: Linton Price sprints away through the Brothers defence to score a try early in the Wallabys’ loss. Jake Jones

Wallabys are improving but still couldn't beat Brothers

LINTON Price surprised himself early in the first half of his rugby league match on Saturday night, sneaking away from the defence with a burst of pace to score a try.

It was one that kept Wallabys in touch with ladder-leaders Brothers.

But there was no sprinting away from Brothers or sneaking an upset win by the end of the match, Price's side going down 48-20.

"It felt like we got through the first half well," Price said.

"We dropped off in the second half. It is fitness and not playing enough together."

Price is trying to get back in the swing of playing after having a year off.

Before that he played with the Calliope Roosters.

But nothing was going to keep Price out of the game for too long, his love of the game bringing him back.

Now his plan is to channel that love to help his Wallabys side towards a premiership.

"We want to do well and pick it up, we would not be here playing if we didn't like to win," he said.

"I think we can, we are probably one of the most physical teams in the competition so we need to get the timing right on our moves and we will be fine."

The 26-year-old may be in for a tough job in his quest, with the Wallabys sitting last in the competition.

They have lost to each of the other sides in the league.

But every team will make the finals, and coach Dan Kerr is confident his team will improve and be a force to reckon with by that stage.

"I was happy with our effort, we just gave them too much ball in good field position," Kerr said of the Brothers's match.

"We will keep improving, it is only early."