New-look Brothers off on right foot
MARIST Brothers indicated the loss of 10 regular first graders from last season won't harm them to much as they accounted for Kyogle 52-18 at New Park, Kyogle, yesterday. New signing Scott Gibson, at hooker, was outstanding along with prop Tim Tredigo and fullback Nathan Tolley. Brothers led 20-10 at half-time. For Kyogle, props Christian Mene and Dave Mulcahy and winger Gabe Nagas were the standouts. MARIST BROTHERS 52 (Graham Smallwood 3, Niko Vakararawa 2, Lawrence Mercy, Nathan Tolley, Brent Peterson, Scott Gibson, Luke Scott tries; Adrian Gooley 6 goals) d KYOGLE 18 (Gabe Nagas, Phil Charles, Christian Mene, Anthony Murray tries; Steve Close goal). Half-time: 20-10 Brothers. Referee: Will Constable. Reserve grade: MARIST BROTHERS 64 (Dale Whitta 2, Alan Campbell 2, Jason King 2, Sean Coe 2, Scott Lafferty, Joe Martin, Inia Kidwell tries; Jason King 3, Daryl Butcher 3, Brendan Randall 2, Rhys Appo, Inia Kidwell goals) d KYOGLE 6 (Darren Piggot try; Craig Simpson goal). Under-18s: KYOGLE 28 (Shannon Walker 2, Kurt Creighton, Will Mathews, Zac Strudders tries; Craig Simpson 4 goals) d MARIST BROTHERS 22 (Aaron Lanulaz, Brendon McLennan, Trent Clark, Jesse Gille tries; Trent Clark 3 goals).