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27 April, 2021

Brothers win 30-10 in ANZAC day match

AFTER a tough win on the road last week the Mareeba Gladiators returned home to face off against Cairns Brothers in a special ANZAC day game last Sunday, unfortunately going down.

By Rhys Thomas

Gladiators Jack Pedersen

AFTER a tough win on the road last week the Mareeba Gladiators returned home to face off against Cairns Brothers in a special ANZAC day game last Sunday, unfortunately going down. 

The A-grade game was preceded by a special ANZAC Day ceremony before the whistle blew and the game got underway. 

Brothers took the advantage early coming out of the gate hard and fast to put two unanswered tries on the Gators. 

The home side did not sit idly by however quickly answering back as Thomas Hughes scored a brilliant try off Shaun Stephens chip kick over the Brothers defensive line quickly followed by Ezra Tokarahi scoring another try.

The two teams were locked in a bitter stalemate for the remainder of the half before a successful conversion kick by Brothers put them up, sitting 12- 10 at the half. 

Brothers got a good pep talk at halftime as they came out and put the pressure on Mareeba scoring another try five minutes after the break. 

The Gators fought hard to keep Brothers away from their try line and Brothers responded in kind as both teams were constantly stopped just short from the try line. 

In the waning minutes of the match Brothers dug deep and pulled the game out of reach for the Gators as they put on two more tries to seal the deal at 30-10    


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