Premier Rugby: Nine new Brothers kick off 2023 in style against Sunnybank

By Liam Cook

An almost unrecognisable Brothers’ outfit claimed victory over Sunnybank at Biggs Field on Saturday.

Last season’s preliminary finalists downed the Dragons 46-28 in their first encounter of the season, in large part due to the contributions of fresh faces.

Squad turnover isn’t all that foreign a concept in Queensland Premier Rugby, but for a side that so narrowly missed out on a grand final appearance, the remixed line-up was a stark sight.

Overseeing the introduction of new recruits, coach Brendan Gabbett said Saturday’s contest was uniquely important.

“We had nine debutants for Brothers and a couple making their A grade debuts. All of them need to be congratulated, it’s a big thing for our club, playing premier grade,” Gabbett told Rugby News.

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