2018 QLD Premier Rugby Season Preview: Brothers

After winning the 2016 premiership, a new look and less experienced Brothers outfit struggled to find their best last year and missed the playoffs. But Carl Marshall’s side is a year older heading into 2018 and following the return of a few big names, could be on track to play a role at the back end of the season again this year. Overview with Carl Marshall: “We’ve been working the boys really hard through preseason, both physically and in regards to out attack, defence and breakdown structures. It’s been a really good preseason and I think the boys are ready to go,” Marshall said. “Last year was a real transition year. Obviously we lost a lot of players after the grand final win and we ended up using four or five 18 and 19-year old kids playing in Premier Grade. Then we had three season ending injuries to senior players so it was a fairly turbulent year. Throw in me going away with the Australian U20s, it made things pretty difficult. “Taking all that into
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