Maryborough Brothers' first home game in 15 years
IT IS A day everyone involved with Maryborough Brothers has waited more than a decade for.
A week after the club officially returned to the Bundaberg Rugby League's A-grade competition, Maryborough Brothers will host its first home game in about 15 years.
President Nic Golusin credited those past and presently involved with the club for the milestone, and said both the A- and reserve grade teams would try to provide a memorable win.
"We're really looking forward to it so hopefully we'll get a big home crowd out here to cheer us on,” Golusin, who is also the club's A-grade fullback, said.
"I'm proud of the effort we've all put in to get where we are. It's taken a few years but we're here now.
"It was pretty nice feeling (last week), it was good to lead the boys out.”
Maryborough Brothers will face the defending premier Hervey Bay Seagulls in tomorrow's double header.
Brothers coach Alex Dreger said he did not expect the side to be an overnight sensation, but expected the few tweaks to his lineup to pay dividends.
"It will take a few weeks to get our side sorted,” Dreger said. "This year we have more player sand a bit of depth as well.
"Last week, we had our own mistakes that let us down but I think we've got a side there that can make the finals.
"I definitely think we're a side that will be there at the end.”
Wallaroos face Isis Devils in the first A-grade game at 1.20pm, before Maryborough Brothers take on the Seagulls at 3pm.
In tonight's games, Past Brothers play Easts Magpies and The Waves will host Wests Panthers at Bundaberg's Salter Oval.