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Olive stands out from the rest to help Brothers win

Brothers' Quentin Olive was named man of the match against the Wallaroos in the grand final.
Brothers' Quentin Olive was named man of the match against the Wallaroos in the grand final. Paul Donaldson BUN100917RUG4

LEAGUE: It was the play that will forever remain in the minds of players and fans of Past Brothers.

The Wallaroos, after leading for 75 minutes, looked to be on their way to a first Bundaberg Rugby League premiership since 2009.

Down 18-16, Brothers needed someone to step up and Quentin Olive rose to the occasion.

Olive played the perfect ball to Kane Chapman who ran 30 metres to score the try that sent Brothers fans and players into celebration at Salter Oval.

They won the grand final 22-18.

"I just saw some numbers and went down there with a quick play,” Olive said.

"I got the ball away and Kano (Chapman) scored.

"It was a good feeling.”

This play and many others led Olive to be named man of the match for the grand final.

But at times Olive was worried this wasn't going to be his first BRL premiership win.

"It was 50/50 but we had trust in our players that we could keep them out,” he said.

"We just believed in each other.”

Olive moved from Wests to Brothers and was the leading try scorer for the premiers with 15 for the season.

In some circles he was unlucky to not be the BRL player of the year.

Olive admits the move by him and a couple of others to the club has done him the world of good.

"We just wanted a change, something different,” he said.

"We wanted to have some fun again, we did and when you have fun you win games.

"We didn't know each other (at the start) but we got in and sort of made a little family which has been good.”

Olive will play for the Pythons in the Spring Cup next month.