DEADLOCK: Brothers forward Beau Yates (right) looks on as Swifts prop Zeb Nuuola is tackled in yesterday's 28-all draw.
DEADLOCK: Brothers forward Beau Yates (right) looks on as Swifts prop Zeb Nuuola is tackled in yesterday's 28-all draw. David Nielsen

Final fling with Brothers before tying the knot

BEAU Yates has been back at Brothers for a handful of games, having travelled the world since last playing for the club in 2011.

He spent two years in Canada, a year in central Australia and a year in South America, where he met his soon-to-be wife.

She is from Austria and they're getting married in Italy in September, leaving just enough time for one final fling with his old love Brothers, before he is potentially lost to the club for good.

"I took a bit of convincing because my fitness levels were not up to scratch," Yates said.

Teammates Jack Boettcher and Matt Hamill were justifiably determined, going by Yates' quality effort in Brothers draw with Swifts yesterday.

He is only going to get fitter as Brothers head into finals. The well-travelled forward is confident his team will only improve as well.

"We need to start well," he said.

"Since I've been back we've started terribly."

KEY SCORES

  • Brothers 28 drew with Swifts 28
  • Fassifern 20 def Norths 16
  • Goodna 33 def West End 28
  • A-grade ladder with two rounds remaining before finals: Norths 23, Goodna 22, West End 17, Brothers 15, Swifts 11, Fassifern 8.