West Coast Eagles midfielder Andrew Gaff.
West Coast Eagles midfielder Andrew Gaff. LUIS ASCUI

Brothers girls with top attitude deserve spot in finals

WHILE the Brothers open women's league team bowed out of the finals race last weekend, another female Brothers side was qualifying for their first grand final.

The Brothers under-14 girls team put it together in their semi-final, accounting for Albany Creek 28-10.

The team, which is playing its first year together, has talented players across the park from representative soccer to Oztag. However, it is their superstar halfback Rilee Jorgensen who has guided the team all year.

Another big game from her will go a long way to bringing the trophy back to Ipswich.

The team also has three players that have never played league before but you can see the improvement in the new girls each week.

The team is a closeknit unit, which was typified recently when one player's family was relocated to Coffs Harbour.

The family had no hesitation in driving back for training and the final few games. This great attitude has taken the girls a long way this season.

Win, lose or draw, it will go down as a fantastic season.

Coaches Steve Doyle and Phil Keats have moulded the team in a nine win, one draw, two loss season. They must find the game plan to nullify the attack of grand final opponents Waterford Demons who defeated them the only time they met this season.

For those wanting to cheer the team on, they play tomorrow at 9.30am at Nerang JRLFC.

Grey Flash had enough

IF horses could talk, what would Chautauqua be saying to his trainer John Hawkes.

The Grey Flash, winner of six Group One races and with prizemoney of over $8.8 million, failed to jump out in his latest trial. To his adoring fans, this was the sixth such time.

Surely he is trying to say that he doesn't want to be a racehorse any more.

Is it time his owners say enough is enough and retire the champion?

Quick thoughts

HERO of the week: Rising tennis star Alex de Minaur lost no friends with defeat to Alexander Zverev in the final of the Washington Open. He was gracious in defeat and his opponent paid him a huge compliment in naming him a superstar of the future. He's truly a great Aussie we can cheer on.

Villain of the week: The Broncos got it horribly wrong by not inviting one of their founding fathers to the 30 year Anniversary Ball. Barry Maranta started the club but he couldn't make the list which had 1200 people attending.

Villain of the week 2: West Coast player Andrew Gaff for his sickening strike on Fremantle's Andrew Brayshaw. The seasons of both players are over - one with a broken jaw and the other with a eight-week suspension.

Villain of the week 3: The coach is normally the first person that faces the sack when his team is not performing, so the recent dismissal of Panthers coach Anthony Griffin is a strange one. He deserved better than what he received.

Did you know? 1. Shaquille O'Neal missed a total of 5317 free throws during his career.

2. Tug a War was an Olympic sport for 20 years with Great Britain the most successful country.

Bomber's best: I have saluted two weeks in a row with the Eels and Penrith winning last weekend.

A three-peat will happen this weekend when big guns Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham all winning their opening games of the EPL season.