Hansen confident after topping the pool
HE IS the master schoolboy coach that guided St Brendan's Yeppoon to last year's Confraternity Shield champions.
This year, this a fresh squad, Terry Hansen is confident his new side can take out the prestigious competition once again.
From their three pool games, the rugby league powerhouse are undefeated but were forced to do it the hard way in their third bout.
They came back from a try down twice to finish level with Brisbane's Padua College at 12-all. On the back of two impressive wins yesterday, 36-0 over St Edmunds and 10-6 over The Cathedral College, the draw was enough for Hansen's side to finish pool winners.
"After a really big day and night we were a bit flat early, but having said that, Padua are a very good football side. I am just happy we got to the draw and got us to where we need to be," Hansen said.
"They (Padua) really stuck it to us. We had to come back twice.
"I do think we have a bit more left in the tank though, I am hoping so anyway."
"Blake Pyle, our prop, he has been outstanding in all three games so far," the supercoach said.
"Carwyn, our fullback is always a handful. We need to try and give him some more ball out the back for the remaining games."
With the likes of NRL stars Matt Scott, Ben Hunt and Jake Granville on his coaching resume, Hansen knows just how vital carnivals like the Confraternity can do for a talent.
"You would be surprised at the number of boys that have gone on to play NRL that have come out of this carnival," he said.
"It is a character building carnival, six games in five days is a hard ask but doesn't do them any harm."