FROM THE PRESIDENT
I would just like to congratulate all the players and
coaches for their success in the year to date. We
managed to achieve another Club Championship. 1st
Grade secured the minor premiership with only 1 loss
while it was great to see the Under 19’s come from
the clouds to snatch the minor premiership in their
grade. However, while minor premierships are great,
we all know that they alone are not sufficient at
Brothers and more is expected. Hopefully we will
continue to knuckle down in the next 3 weeks and
achieve the results we do expect of ourselves.
I can report that we have over 70 juniors now with
good numbers in all 3 teams. Thanks especially to the
coaches, managers and parents involved in those
teams. It is good to see some of the parents getting
involved in the juniors. A number of these are faces
from past years and not just ex-Brothers players.
Dave Rose, Andrew Douglas, Gavin Douglas, Fred SEMI FINALS
Eames, Paul Casey, Don Armit & Tony Reddy are a
few who have boys in the juniors. I know Dave Rose The semi final game times for all grades are as follows:-
in particular has been helping pass on his wisdom to Friday 30 August-
the Under 13’s, which is greatly appreciated. Under 13 – Bros v Ross River (3 v 4)
Under 15 – 8.30pm Bros v Teachers (2 v 1)
I would also like to take this chance to thank the
people involved with the Blue & White Ball. Once Saturday 31 August
again we had around 140 guests and it was a great Under 19 – 2.25pm Bros v Uni (1 v 2)
night with some notable performances especially Reserves – 3.50pm Bros v Teachers (2 v 1)
from the band who were terrific. Special thanks to A Grade – 5.25pm Bros v Teachers (1 v 2)
Damien Cahill for his efforts in that area especially
for organising the guest appearance by “Elvis” – no, Sunday 1 September
not the renowned Brothers Reserve Grade hooker but Under 17’s – 1.00pm Bros v Teachers (3 v 4)
the stage performer. His appearance must have
confused our hosts who had the function recorded on
their blackboard as a 25th Anniversary Dinner – while
it was 25 years since the alleged demise of “The
King”, it is of course 34 years since the establishment 2002 has been a good year for the Club in terms of rep
of Brothers Rugby in Townsville. honours. Apart from a plethora of players making the
Brolgas squads in seniors, colts & juniors, there have also
On the topic of anniversaries though, next year marks been a number of standout performances that deserve
the 30th anniversary of the “Grand Slam” winning mention. They are:-
performance of 1973 (as well as the 35th year of the
Club itself). Some Old Boys from that era have Matt Buchanan – Qld Country
expressed an interest in having a re-union to tie in John Moore – Qld Country
with the World Cup games in October 2003. I think Pat Soper – Qld Country
this is a great idea as we should honour the best Ben Collings – Qld Country U/19
performance of any year not only within our Club but Josh Bullock – Qld Country U/19
within the TDRU when they took out all 3 grades. Adrian Mildenhall – Qld Combined Schoolboys
That is a feat that has never been matched. Anyone Leo Iosefo – Qld Country U/16
who would be interested in being involved in a sub- Kristian Maloney - Qld Country U/16
committee to be formed for the purposes of the re- Grant Ruddell – Qld U/15
union, please let me know. Will Anderson – Qld U/15
Nick McClymont – NQ Open Schoolboys
Finally I look forward to catching up with all our Bill Reddy – NQ Open Schoolboys
supporters during the finals series for a beer or two. It Scott Johnson – NQ Open Schoolboys
is the best time of the year and win, lose or draw I
hope all the players, coaches & supporters of the Club CLUB MERCHANDISE
enjoy themselves in the traditional Brothers manner.
As Mahatma Ghandi once said “feed it to yourself, We still have some shirts on sale so grab one for the finals
hard man!”- or was that Johnny Keir? series. Shirts are $40 and there are some smaller hats
available and rugby shorts.
. If you wish to buy some, get in touch with Shaun Colbert.
Pat had a great debut on the wing and didn't put a foot
CLUB SPONSORS wrong during the game, but no matter how well he played
it didn't make up for the fact that he failed to empty the
Please support the Club Sponsors for 2002:-
dishwasher for his mum at home before going to the
game, which is his usual Saturday job. Pat - when you
Main Sponsor – Flynn’s Irish Bar & Bistro own your own dishwasher you can do what you want,
A Grade – Dalle Cort Financial Services better still - marry one.
Reserve Grade – North Ward Amcal Chemist
Colts – Lollo Plumbing The effort must be acknowledged of the 'non-rep' players
Juniors – A. Gabrielli Constructions during the first round and a half. With about 10 - 13
Shirts Sponsors – Leslies Auto Electrical players being called up to the Townsville Brolgas we were
stretched to the limit but the efforts of Benson Curse, Steve
On behalf of all the players and supporters we wish to
McQueen, Bob Builder, Dean Bright, John
thank these businesses for their generosity.
Mauler Mahony, Kent 'The Rock' Burbidge, Wild Bill
Weston, Logsy 'Chris Grant' Logsy, Rodney 'Mal' Dowd,
Ant 'hony' Martin, Brundle Fanning, Adam 'wotline' Smith,
Sande 'havntseenhimsince' Simpson, Bruce 'Shep' Herd,
Tommy Kawasaki, Sean Pokolbert, Adam 'Rude man'
Edwards, Bobby 'everyniknameintheworld' Cartmilf, Elvis
Tony Elvis, 'Rusty' Williamson, Han Danna, Benny 'The C'
Chandler, Bob Katteringram, Silvertail Moore, Hulk Hogue
(sort of), Kris 'Midnight Motors' Hinspeter, Rat Man, Horse
Dooley, Joel Maher and others was fantastic enough to
have us up at 1 or 2 on the ladder in the senior grades.
“DALLE CORT FINANCIAL Congratulations in a big way to all involved in the
Townsville Brolgas win in the State Country
SERVICES - A GRADE AFTER Championships for Opens and U 19's. And further
DARK” congratulations to those who made the Country squads
namely Matt Buchanan, John Moore & Pat Soper in
Seniors and Josh Bullock and Ben Collings in Colts. I also
It has been a long time between Whispers and quite a bit
hear that Colts winger Adrian Mildenhall has made the Qld
Combined Schoolboys side which is terrific to see as it has
been a while since we had someone reach state level.
At the time of the last edition we had just had four rounds
of the comp and had beaten University at their home All grades are going extremely well and have shown that
ground of Ularu 29 - 12. That defeat must have had quite
they have the potential to represent the Brothers Rugby
an effect on them as they have not won a game since and
Club on Sept 14th. Teams selections for coaches are going
haven't even bothered turning up to the past two games to be very difficult during the finals, and that shows the
against us. quality and depth that Brothers have in 2002, and everyone
involved deserves congratulations (even pretend manager
In the games that followed we have witnessed the
John Keir) leading up to the finals as that depth and
emergence of some of the highly promising Brothers Youth commitment has ensured that Brothers have once again
Brigade namely Eamon McO'Flaherty (can be truly called achieved the Senior Club Championship, the First Grade
'The Fighting Irish') and Andrew Peel.
Minor Premiership and the U 19 Minor Premiership.
In both instances these players aquitted themselves very This article could not be complete without mentioning the
well in the Firsts, and hopefully showed a few others the fact that since Chris 'Logsy' Grant has begun employment
way. However can someone please tell Eamon
at Blockbuster Video, he has been overheard on numerous
O'Mc'Flaherty that 'a really bad hangover' is not an injury
occasions introducing himself to late night chicks at
and you are expected to play under those circumstances - in Flynns as being 'in the movie business'.
fact hard heads like Concrete Mayes, Feasty Conn and He's
Big and Mighty Fanning EXPECT Brothers members to
Finally thanks to everyone involved in organising a great
play under those circumstances.
Blue & White Ball. See you at Iggy Park, Hugh Street and
Must report on Andrew Peels debut for the First 15, and it
was duly observed when Andrew’s Mum turned up in the
middle of the team warm up she had something in her hand Col Kenna and John Nuttall
that appeared to be some sort of performance
enhancing tablets to give to him. Andrew took the tablets
from his mum and when questioned he stated that he was TIPS FOR FINALS WEEKENDS
quite nervous and the tabs were in fact Quick-Eze. It was
pointed out to Peely after the game that 'Quick'-Eze did not With finals around the corner we asked some of the
make you faster and had nothing to do with the illegal drug experienced campaigners for some on-field and off-field
known as 'speed'. He stated that he thought that anything tips on how to get through the match and after-match for a
with fast words in it would be of some help to him on the successful weekend:-
Robbie Katter – “Always and I mean always go to the
'Day Jar View' - In the game that marked the debut of toilet before the game”
Patrick Hegarty it was noted that there was a Moore in the
second row, a Moore in the centres and a Hegarty on the Adam Smith – “Stop running when you see the big thing
wing. That scene first emerged for Brothers Rugby in that looks like a “H”
about 1975. A bit scary.
Frank Fanning – “Kick a field goal”
* The improvement in Shane "Egg" Boyle's game since
Eamon Faherty - “Make your GF weekends more coming back from Slade Point Rugby Club (Mackay).
interesting by creating the effect of being abducted by * Michael Hogue's six pack after his honeymoon.
aliens by drinking two bottles of vodka. You'll invariably
wake up in a strange place the following morning, having In all seriousness though, we are extremely proud of every
had your memory mysteriously erased” player’s efforts so far this year and we believe the team is
on the verge of showing it's full potential. Bring on the
Col Hegarty – “Avoid arguments with the missus about Finals!!!
coming home drunk on GF night and not lifting the loo seat
by simply peeing in the sink” Jason Trim/Mark Moxon
Reserve Grade Coaches
John “Jukebox” Moore – “Weedy wingers – develop a
right forearm like me by buying one of those Cindy
Crawford workout videos”
WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
GRAEME “MORALS OF AN ALLEY
"THE NORTH WARD AMCAL CAT” STURGEON
RESERVES" This edition’s past great is among other things a kiwi. For
the benefit of the current players he was the Benson
The 2002 regular season had its usual highs and lows on “Curse” Kerse of the 1980’s Brothers Club.
and off the paddock. Many players went in and out of the
side throughout the year and every person's efforts have Graeme Sturgeon or “Graham Scourgeon” as he was
been greatly appreciated. We welcomed back to the club otherwise known was a halfback who played for Brothers
and more importantly to reserve grade, Shayne 'Scrubber' in the early 1980’s and is widely regarded as one of the
Hanrahan from Mt Isa (also known as Shayne “Scrubber” toughest blokes to play for the club, in the backs at least.
Hanran). Shayne's experience and leadership has made an He played for Brothers at the start of its 6 year dynasty and
impact on the side and we look forward to him showing in fact played with both Joe Moore Snr and his son Danny.
much of the same in the next couple of weeks. He has since moved back to New Zealand where he
became the richest lumberjack in the Country. He re-
Our job as coaches have been made easier by the quality of acquainted himself with Brothers Rugby on the Club’s
players we have in the ranks with the majority of the 1987 tour of the UK and the 1989 tour of the USA where
side having played A-Grade this season. Congratulations he toured with the likes of Paul Radford who caught up
to all players who made their A-Grade debuts this year and with Graeme for this interview.
we look forward to your experience and qualities showing
through in the finals. Unfortunately the minor premiership Rad - How did you first start playing for Brothers?
was just out of reach towards the end of the season,
although in reality it is insignificant in comparison to our Sturge - I arrived in 1981 with fellow Kiwi Stu "Boc"
side’s major goal of capturing the big one on September Drummond. I was in Brisbane waiting for insurance to
14. come through on my stolen car (probably stolen by another
Kiwi) with Stu and Stu talked me into coming up to
Following are just some of the highlights and lowlights of Townsville. On our second day in Town we were having a
the regular season: drink at the Seaview (actually we were drinking wine
which was 50¢ a glass as we didn't have much money). Dr
* Adam Smith's attempt to break the deadlock against Tommy Johnson, a Brothers guy at the time, recognised me
Grammar by evading many would be tacklers and running (thinking that I looked a lot like Cougar Gaffney) and he
over the dead ball line. Shouts of "Forrest" could be heard talked us both into playing for Brothers. I was soon
soon after. interviewed by Tony Dorge and got a job with him. Stu
* Slim Dury and Kris Hinspeter's panel beating efforts until got a job with Mick Dorge driving a forklift. Choice!!!!
4.00am on the team bus after the trip to Charters Towers.
* Simon Gilbey's solo dance routine at Tom Reddy's 21st Rad - And what about training?
* Shep thinking Steve McHale still played for the Burdekin Sturge - Funny you ask that. At my very first training
by standing on his forehead in a "scratch" match against session for Brothers, Paul MacLean (the incumbent
Bowen. Queensland and Wallaby 5/8th) was at training and I was
* Tony "Elvis/Hairy Buddha" Manusso turning up and throwing the ball to him. I thought to myself that this
saying he's a goalkicker. He is now the only goal kicking wasn't such a bad club.
prop in the competition (goalkicking used with a liberal
interpretation). Rad - What are your fondest memories of your days
* Will Anderson's attendance at training. Missed two so with Brothers?
far I believe.
* Peely’s attendance at training. Made two so far I believe. Sturge - I played in the 1981/1982 sides and have to say
* Simon "Ratboy" Cusack vomiting every match. that they were the best Club sides I have ever played in -
* Damien "Big D" Watson's versatility and somewhat of a players like Dave Rose, Keith Harron, Don Armit, Joe
late transition to the forwards. Moore, Alan "The Pom" Pearson, Big Gibbo, Tim
Simpkin, Kev Brennan, Dutchie, China, Dave Hales and
Dave Harper to name a few and with the best of the Contiki tours of NZ before I was born but there is
Baskervilles in Bob "Mad Dog" Skilling showing the way absolutely no resemblance whatsoever. Nope. None at all.
we certainly had some great times and played some choice
footy. A number of the guys were officers at Lavarack and Sturge sends a big hello to everyone and if anyone can send
back in those days they used to let us sleep in the rooms of him a photo of the 1981 side he would very much
the officers that were away if we were out there on the appreciate it.
turps and couldn't get back into town. That's what I told
my girlfriends anyway.
Rad - What are your representative honours?
Sturge - I represented North Queensland in 1981/1982.
A well documented personality clash with one of the
country selectors denied me Queensland Country honours.
I then went to Italy for five months in 1982 and didn't
arrive back in Townsville until November 1987. During
this time I represented North Umberland County which is
an English first division side and played against the likes of
English Internationals Peter Winterbottom, Rory Sturge in 1989
Underwood and British Lion Steve Bainbridge. I have
represented Nelson Bays in the National Provincial
Championship. I have also played two years of Rugby
League (in 1991 and 1992) in the first division and
captained the top of the South Island team. I played in my
career approximately 80 to 90 first class games of Rugby
and Rugby League. I also represented New Zealand Under
19 when I was at school. I wish to make it clear that I have
never been an All Bleck trialist (he’s being modest). My
most cherished memory though is being the best and fairest
player for Brothers in 1981.
Rad - Speaking of memory is there anything you can
remember from your tours with Brothers?
Sturge - When I returned to Townsville in November
1987 I can remember losing my licence under the influence
of liquor driving Stu's car and the next day we left on the BROTHER’S DENY SALARY
1987 tour. Besides that it is all a big blur but I know that CAP RORTING
we all had a great time. Without doubt this was the best
tour I have ever been on and I enjoyed catching up with all The management committee of Brothers Rugby
the boys from the old days. I had such a good time I signed Union have issued the following Press Release to the
up for the 1989 tour of the United States which was a very media (they have ignored it):-
successful tour. I even learned how to use a video camera
with one of the McHugh boys staring in a short film that I “Despite much speculation and innuendo around town
made that was quite successful. I was pleased to hear that and in the media, the Brothers Rugby Club would like
1989 tourist Danny Moore is now playing for the Club to take this opportunity to re-assure all Club
again. supporters and sponsors that the Club has once again
managed to stay under the Salary cap for the 2002
Rad - What are you up to now? season and there is no chance of us being kicked out
of the competition.
Sturge - I own a farm in the Nelson Bays area. I have
over 85 acres of pine trees and have a logging and building Admittedly some players have received some
business. Basically I chop up wood and sell it as firewood additional payments from the main sponsor in the
and also I build log cabins. I have also 20 acres of native form of more alcohol than was good for them but all
bush and I am currently building a log cabin up on the hill of that has been above board and disclosed to the
with great views and easy access to plenty of wild sheep. appropriate authorities. The actions of messrs
Some of them jump the fence but I have no problem Faherty, Boyle & Carter have at times indicated they
helping them back over. Choice!!!! I presently have are receiving “bonus” quantities of alcohol above and
nothing to do with Rugby apart from going to watch the big beyond that being received by the average player but
test matches. I own a Harley Davidson that I get to ride on this can be attributed to their inability to control their
the occasional time that I have off. I am living with my behavioural patterns including their pugilistic
girlfriend but at this stage I am not married. tendencies whilst under the influence of the amber
liquid (ie they cannot handle their piss).
Rad - What is your favourite food apart from fush
un chups? Coming into the finals such rumours are nothing more
than an attempt to unsettle the players. They are
Sturge - Absolutely no doubt here - Fruit Salad. categorically denied.
Rad - And what about the rumours that you are one Finally the Club has no official comment to make on
of Cougar's Love Children? the other story circulating at the moment involving an
ex-player and a small bulldog somewhere in New
Sturge - That I'm afraid is all fantasy you c------------------ Zealand.”
---------------------t. Cougar may have been on a few
REGISTER OF BIRTHS DEATHS & improving each week by doing the extra training and I
think there is a message for the other players there. That is
MARRIAGES of course apart from Simon Nielson’s goal kicking which
despite the 4 hours of training he gives it each week,
Congratulations from the Club to the following people:- remains surprisingly abysmal.
Sally and Michael Conn, - baby girl Molly Congratulations to Adrian on his selection for the Qld
Dan and Michelle Morton – baby boy, Jack Combined Schoolboys. He has a lot of potential and is an
Annette & Simon Moore-Wilton – baby girl Bronte important part of a very talented backline. If we can get the
backs running straight and not just catching and passing
Monster is still in Melbourne but off overseas shortly to along the line (which they have a tendency to do) I think
France then Canada for a couple of years. they can be a major force in our finals campaign.
Congratulations to Michael Hogue & Elise “Peg” Pegoraro The forwards have been performing well also. I should
who were also married since the last Whisper. Anyone who mention the efforts of our front row, Atu, Tony and Terry,
has seen Hoguey since his return from his honeymoon can whose combined weight may equal one ordinary front
see that married life is obviously agreeing with him. rower. Their efforts each week against much larger
opposition has been tremendous and they lack nothing
when it comes to heart. These guys are so small our live
WEDDING “BELL”S scrummaging is against the Under 13’s.
Congratulations to long standing player and bachelor Anyway I hope you all come down early to support us in
Lachlan Bell who was married to the lovely Emma Pott on the finals. In particular it would be good to see the A
Friday the 23rd August. It was no doubt a great day for Graders down watching the boys. Terry had a good article
Belly and Emma. Belly’s contribution to the Club since he from Mark Geyer in the last Whisper about the senior
arrived in Townsville should also be acknowledged given players getting to know the younger players which I think
he played 10 seasons of A Grade football for us. would be a good thing to happen. I realise it has to work
both ways but I am sure that we will find it worthwhile
There were a few old Brothers boys back in town for the making these guys feel even more a part of the Brothers
celebration including Solano “Gonzo” Gonzales. We would Club.
mention Briggsy and Copes but we are not absolutely
certain they have ever left. The emotion of seeing his old Finally I would like to thank Elvis, Scotty Williamson, JR,
Rugby team-mates back in the Ville must have got to Belly Mighty One, Smiley and others for helping out with the
as he was apparently moved to tears during his speech. boys while I have been away.
“THE LOLLO PLUMBING
COLTS” THE MORE THINGS
Well we left it late but got there in the end. In the last round CHANGE…
of fixtures the Under 19’s ran down the early pace setters
from University to claim the Minor Premiership. This can This is an article from a Whisper in 1986 about a group of
be attributed to many things not the least being the efforts regular Brothers supporters – most of who were still there
of the non-Brolgas players during the rep season where we in the same spots (telling the same stories admittedly) last
managed to set ourselves up in 2nd spot while missing some weekend against Teachers!! Most of it could have been
very good players. written last week:-
What also clinched it for us was our second half effort “OVER THE HILL”
against University in our last game against them 2 weeks (by Old Boy)
ago. We were down 19-5 at half time after a couple of
opportunist tries by Uni, one of which was prematurely Raoul rang me on Friday and asked me to write a page or
celebrated by the Uni 5/8th who did see the steam train – so on the old times. So I thought I would give the current
like performance that was coming from the Brothers team players a bit of background on the critics on the mound.
in the second half. Obviously sparked into action by one of
the all-time great half time speeches (copies of which are First there is long time supporter Paul "Rabbit" Walsh.
now for sale to all prospective coaches) the boys produced Been with Brothers right from the start. Member of first
their best performance of the year in the second half and Premiership side in 1970. Played on the left wing and
smashed anything in a blue & gold jersey. besides his pace, biggest asset was ability to centre kick off
right foot. President of the Club in 1972 and has also been
From 5-19 down, the final score ended up 29-19. manager of several sides over the years. Never lost for a
word and usually has both magazines loaded to give fellow
However finals are a different kettle of fish and for that critics his views on the game.
matter University usually are as well. They will no doubt
be bolstered by a swag of “returning” players and we Next is Robert "Duc-Do" Jones. Member of Premiership
should not get too cocky as yet. Training attendances on side in 1972. Very elusive half back but biggest drawback
Thursdays are getting better each week but we need to train was his casual attitude. In later years turned to touch
twice a week to get the Grand Final success that most of football but spent far too much time resting on the wing.
the team missed out on last year. Hopefully the memory of Treasurer for a couple of seasons and like his mate
that loss is still fresh in their minds and that sparks them "Snifter" Smith kept a firm hold on the purse strings. Has
into action. been known to supply Rabbit with some good bullets over
Thanks again to those guys who are continually turning up
for training both days. It is clear to me that they are
Michael "Beau" Barr. Another former treasurer of the In recent weeks the Brothers ranks have been bolstered
club. Beau played in the second row in the early seventies with the return of our representative players. Having
and apart from his line-out skills, his biggest asset was his trouble adjusting to a few of the clubs moves a leading
side-step and speed. Beau is now concentrating his skills halfback showed great initiative in trying to remember the
on to his eldest son Andrew who plays in Brothers U17 side somewhat complicated attacking plays. Upon being asked
and was recently selected in the NQ side. Beau is before the game if he remembered the plays he replied “no,
normally a happy go lucky chap but he gets real mean but this will help”, and proceeded to pull two folded A4
when Brothers play badly. sheets from his sock with step by step instructions on how
to complete the plays.
Brian "Sid" Creen, member of the 1970 and 1972
Premiership side. Played lock forward or breakaway.
Retired at early age when he moved to Brisbane to
concentrate on his study and his main hobby, eating. Sid is
a regular on the mound these days and is never short of a
comment in between a burger and a nice cold Fosters.
Craig "Trumpy" Landbury. The club was very lucky to
score this 'league' player from Centrals in the early
seventies. Played in the centres or the wing in the 1972 -
1973 Premiership sides. Nowadays contents himself with
telling stories on the mound. Strong rumour around is that
Rocket Reddy will approach Trumpy to again fill the right
wing spot for the Tigers.
Other regulars on the mound include Peter "The Moose" FINAL POINTS TABLES
Elliott, Gordon "Dina" McHugh, Col "Beep Beep"
Hegarty, Tim "The Kid" McHugh and of course "Ralphie"
Giudes and perhaps we can let out some background A' P W L D P
information on these gentlemen in a later edition. One Brothers 20 19 1 - 89
thing all the above have in common is that they go to the Teachers West 20 13 7 - 63
football every Saturday to see Brothers win - so don't let
Grammar Old 20 9 1 - 52
Burdekin 20 9 1 - 40
Peter “Rassie” Ryalls”
Ross River 20 8 1 - 40
WHISPER HEARS Redskins 2
University 20 2 1 - 12
Bad luck girls you missed out – HE’S engaged. Yes 8
Andrew Horn is to be married this weekend in Fiji
provided he is let into the Country. Egg though is still
available and in fact in his own words “is getting RESERVE P W L D P
desperate”. He is still taking bets on whether or not he will Teachers West 18 17 1 - 82
sleep with you. Brothers 18 15 2 1 75
Charters Towers 18 8 9 1 41
Despite their “what happens on tour stays on tour” Grammar Old 18 6 9 3 35
philosophy, stories of shenanigan like behaviour are Boys
starting to emerge about a recent skiing trip to New Burdekin 18 6 1 1 30
Zealand by two of the boys. We won’t name them of 1
course and for the purposes of this article will refer to them University 18 5 1 2 20
simply as “Mr Smith” and “Carter”. It seems though that 1
the NRL aren’t the only ones trying to “whack” a Bulldog Ross River 18 2 1 - 12
so to speak, as one poor Kiwi nightclub owner’s pet dog Redskins 6
found out. The dog is said to be fine other than feeling a
little used by the whole experience as the next day he didn’t
hear anything from his new found “friend” – not even a U19 P W L D P
phone call. Surprisingly when quizzed on the topic the Brothers 19 11 5 3 58
“perpetrator” admitted to have some previous form in the University 19 12 7 - 54
area. In fact he replied "The dog wasn’t a puppy and it
seemed to enjoy it - where is the harm in that?" mmm, yes, Burdekin 19 10 8 1 49
no doubt the dog was begging for it. Grammar Old 19 10 9 - 44
Watch your step! A current kiwi hard man prop of the club Teachers West 19 6 1 1 30
has kicked started his modelling career with a few photo 2
shoots at the Jupiter’s Casino. It is rumoured that his next Ross River 19 5 1 1 29
assignment was to be an underwear shoot but due to certain Redskins 3
deficiencies the job was canned. Better luck next time hard
man. (Ed. he’s not the “New Zoolander” we thought he
The annual Brothers bocce day was held recently with great
success. It is believed that a few nocturnal activities were
partaken in one of the host’s rooms whilst he was out of the
country. Hope you washed your sheets Ballso.