Brothers fight off second half comeback to win


BROTHERS put on a first-half clinic before going on to beat Wanderers 48-10 in round seven of the Capital Rugby Union (CRU) competition at Bava Park in Port Moresby on Saturday.
After trailing 0-40 at halftime, Wanderers regrouped and scored 10 second-half points but the damage had already been done as Brothers scored another eight points to close out the win.
“For us in the second half, we wanted to walk away with our heads up and we did pretty well,” Wanderers coach Kumalau Gotaha said.
He said he was proud of how his charges for coming out in the second half and improving their ball possession and teamwork.
Second-placed Brothers commended Wanderers for a strong second-half performance.
“The first-half scoreline saw us drop off after the break and we didn’t expect them to come back like that,” Brothers coach Joe Kautu said.
“I think this game has been our best so far this season.
“We haven’t played like this in a while so it’s a wonderful result for us. It’s a good build-up for us and we are looking forward to our last three games.”
Meanwhile, earlier in the day, Moni Plus Nova secured their first win of the season with a 30-22 victory against Juggernauts.