Brahmans Co Coach Chris Rawlinson gets a pass away.

The alarm bells are certainly not ringing yet for Binalong Brahmans Co Coach Chris Rawlinson. After starting the season with a huge win over the North Canberra Bears, before toppling competition front runners Bungendore, the Brahmans have now suffered two successive defeats at the hands of the Coota Bulldogs and the Harden Hawks, both over the last two weeks.

The Brahmans may be boasting one of the older sides in the competition, but a weekend off will certainly help them get rid of any niggling issues before they take on Crookwell at home on the 15th.

Three Hawks wrap up Co Coach Tony Worthy in a tough tackle.

Rawlinson knows that premierships aren’t won mid year, but they can be made harder by positioning in the final series.

Going down by just four points to Harden, he said, “We dropped too much ball and didn’t complete our sets. Both sides were guilty of it. We didn’t play well enough. We scored two tries and Dylan Arabin kicked a goal but we fell short.

Dylan Downey plucked a ball from the air under the posts to put it down next to the posts in a fine try, however, classy five-eighth Josh Sykes was steam rolled during the Hawks last try and suffered a nasty knock.

The clash got very heated at times with some bad blood simmering over from both sides since the last time the Brahmans were competitive as they are again now, in George Tooke.

The players got a little upset with each other at times during the tight contest.


By Matthew Stadtmiller

Yass Valley Times