OH WHAT A FEELING: Past Brothers win Toyota Cup
PAST Brothers has now turned their attention to the Bundaberg Rugby League premiership after getting their hands on the first rugby league trophy of the season.
The side smashed a depleted Hervey Bay 64-6 to win the Toyota Cup on Sunday.
The Brethren ran in 11 tries to one to claim the trophy and have the game, in the first year of the format, wrapped up by half-time.
"We were happy to win the trophy and happy as well to get through out goals of what we wanted in the game," coach Brent Kuskey said.
"We talked about maintaining the pressure after half time and the boys did that well."
But Kuskey said it would have been good to face a full-strength Hervey Bay side in the decider.
"They had no one in the team apart from maybe two or three A-graders," he said.
"We got plenty of match fitness from the game so that was pleasing."
The only negative for the side was a potential broken finger to Tyla Hodge and a torn hamstring to skipper Kevin Sherriff.
Kuskey said the side was improving week to week, especially with more minutes of game time.
"Since I've returned from suspension there's been a noticeable change," he said.
He's also noticed one player in particular lift his game.
"Quentin Olive has been absolutely dominant in recent games," Kuskey said.
"If he's still in the running he'd be certainly in contention for the BRL player of the season."
While winning the Toyota Cup was great, all eyes are now focused on the BRL title.
"It is our goal," Kuskey said.
"Without being rude the Cup doesn't mean much to us if we aren't lifting the shield at the end of the season."
In the other games on Sunday, Past Brothers went down to Westerns Suburbs in reserves and the Wallaroos in under-18s in the same scoreline - 26-22.