TONY Clifford will be honoured this weekend as the Brothers Roos host their annual Tony Clifford Memorial Day.

Rockhampton's Kele Park will be buzzing with action tomorrow as members and players past and present come together to remember Brothers Roos founder and life member Clifford as part of the Roos' round 14 encounter with Gladstone Mudcrabs.

In a day which will reflect on the history of the club, Brothers president Ross Laycock said a full round of action had been planned.

"We're hoping to squeeze the junior games through a bit quicker and play the women at 12.15pm ahead of the reserves at 1.15pm and then the A-grade," Laycock said.

"Straight after the reserves we will acknowledge Tony Clifford and past members of both Brothers and Gladstone with a minute's silence."

Following the conclusion of the A-grade match, Laycock said Clifford's son, Wayne Clifford, would present a special Tony Clifford medal to the best Brothers' player on the field in A-grade and reserve grade.

Key past and life members acknowledged on the day will be 1994 and 1995 club champion Jason "Pluka" Walker, 2010 club champion and Bernie Gottke medallist Aiden Colbourne and life member Al West, as well as Gladstone life members Ted Henden and Ronnie Redway.

Hosting the fifth-placed Gladstone Mudcrabs at home, Brothers have had a disappointing year but will no doubt bring their A-game this round.

Always regarded as one of the best performing clubs in the league and premiers in 2010, Brothers Roos remained winless this season and are desperate for a victory.

The chance of a win will depend very much on the availability of players for either team, and while the Mudcrabs have won both of their encounters this season, Brothers have shown themselves very capable of a victory.

With the business end of the Capricornia A-grade competition well and truly here and the final four seemingly set in stone, the only possible change will come if Panthers go down to both Glenmore and the Muddies over the next two weeks.

BITS Saints and Yeppoon Swans were set to do battle at Swan Park this weekend in what could be a preview of the grand final.

In past encounters, the Swans took down BITS by 45 points at Swan Park in round two before the Saints turned the tables at home at Boyne Oval by a similar margin.

Swans coach Dale Wetzler will be keen for his charges to step up this round with several young players like Zepp Roberts, Sebastian Kilpatrick-Brazier and Thomas Cossens all products of the club's junior development program and set to be matched against the seasoned A-graders from the strongest club in the league.

Saints full forward Luke O'Shea will be the centre of attention tomorrow as he aims to build on the 71 goals he has booted so far.

In the last game of the round, Glenmore Bulls are set to take on old rivals Rockhampton Panthers at Rockhampton Cricket Grounds.

Panthers won their first encounter with the Bulls by just nine points before the Bulls won the second by eight so another close outcome is inevitable.

All A-grade matches will kick off from 2.15pm tomorrow while the juniors begin at 8.30am.




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