QLD Premier Rugby: Still no mention of premierships, minor or major, at Brothers

By Finn Morton; Photo – Brendan Hertel/QRU Media

After 11 rounds of Premier Rugby, Brothers lead the competition and have dropped just one game so far in 2019.

But while coach Rod Seib admits his side has put themselves in a position to “achieve something special”, there still hasn’t been any talk of a minor premiership, or even the finals at Crosby Park.

Instead, Seib said the Filth are focussed on improving week after week, something they seem to be doing fairly comfortably in 2019.

“Just as it’s been in most of our games this season, we rely on our work ethic and conditioning to grind out wins. We place a big focus on building pressure against opposition [teams] and then try to exploit opportunities when they arise,” said Seib.

“Set piece is such an important component of success and that’s an area where we’ve been working hard to  improve our consistency.

“Then our role clarity around our shape and our decision making helps us score points.”

It seems likely a fairly simple formula but Seib knows the difficulty of the challenge that awaits Brothers towards the pointy end of the season, starting this weekend against Wests at Sylvan Road.

While the Bulldogs are coming off a disappointing loss to last-placed Sunnybank, Seib and his side aren’t allowing complacency to slip into their game.

“Wests are a very good team with a solid defensive shape and dangerous threats in attack.

“If we allow them to dominate in the contact areas of the game, then they’ll be very difficult to beat.”