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Brahmans secure top three on the ladder

BUSTLING RUN: Whitsunday Brahmans player Ivan Petelo took on the Sarina Crocodiles on Saturday.
BUSTLING RUN: Whitsunday Brahmans player Ivan Petelo took on the Sarina Crocodiles on Saturday. Contributed

RUGBY LEAGUE: The Whitsunday Brahmans have cemented their place in the top three on the ladder after crushing the Sarina Crocodiles in an away game yesterday.

It was after the half-time pep talk from captain Phil Ramage that inspired the A-grade Brahmans to dominate after a tight 16-10 half-time lead.

Whitsunday Brahmans manager Bryce Fraser said the Brahmans regained their composure after a brief period of difficulty.

"Our first half by our standards was poor, we started really well and scored three unanswered tries in the opening 15 minutes but then got a bit complacent and had a poor period of about 20 minutes,” he said.

"(Coach) Phil Ramage gave the boys a pep talk at half-time and said the first half wasn't good enough discipline-wise and we needed to stick to our game plan and we didn't allow any tries (for Sarina) in the second half.”

Taine Browne led the offensive in the second half with a hat-trick and Michael Newman scored two tries in the second half to bring the overall score to a 46-10 victory for the Brahmans.

Fraser said try opportunities came through exploiting the edges of the field.

The victory means the Brahmans will take on the Wests Tigers in the first round of the finals next week at the Mackay Junior League Ground on Sunday.

Fraser said it was critical for the Brahmans to be in top form at this stage of the season.

"We have still got a couple of blokes out injured, which will return back next week, as well as a couple of Cutters players in the second week of finals,” he said.

"So we are still not at full strength but we have a very good side despite missing three or four A-grade players.”

The Brahmans reserve team also came out on top against Sarina, defeating them 58-24.

Scott Evans was considered a "stand-out” from his half-back position and managed to score a try of his own.

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