Brothers hoping history repeats
RUGBY LEAGUE: The Damien Seibold-coached Rockhampton Brothers scored a piece of history with their 85-point thumping of Tannum Sands on Sunday.
It is the first time since 1935 that the club's A-grade team has gone through the regular season undefeated.
And in what could be a good omen, the team of '35 went on to win the premiership.
Seibold, who is in his first year of coaching A-grade, said he was proud of what the team had achieved but there was still work to do.
"Commitment to each other and our defence - that's the key for us and it's what we've built everything on,” he said.
"The first part of the season has finished. It's a new season altogether now with semi-finals so we've got to be ready go to.”
Seibold (pictured) was surprised at the final scoreline in Sunday's game.
"Even though they missed out on the semis they're quite a good team and they brought a good team to play,” he said.
"We weren't great in the first half but we played really well in the second half. We completed our sets, stuck to the game plan and really blew them away.
"I gave the players a few things I wanted to them to work on and to their credit they stuck to them and we played really well as a team.
"We had a good hitout last week (against Yeppoon) and it was really pleasing to be so dominant in this game.”
Seibold said Lachlan Campbell, Sam Kitchin, Grant Rogers and Mitch Power were among his team's best.
Having finished first, Brothers will have this weekend off as the second, third, fourth and fifth-placed sides do battle in the preliminary finals.
They will then play the winner between Norths and Yeppoon, while the loser of that game plays the winner of the Biloela versus Valleys elimination final.
Seibold said the preparation for the team would be a little different this week, with an easier start building to a higher intensity finish.
And he has a full complement of players to select from for the semi-final showdown in a fortnight.
"It honestly doesn't worry me who we play, we just need to concentrate on what we do well,” Seibold said.