Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Band of brothers

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Seven sets of brothers make the Richmond Range rugby team a force to reckon with.

Saturday’s 30-nil win over Iluka Cossacks means the team is set to play Byron Bay in the President’s Cup major quarter final.

Rugby brothers
Rugby Brothers: Richmond Range players (from left). Back row: Paul and James Hewetson, Mathew and Daniel Sorrenti, Adam and Brock King. Front row: Nick and Dan Fuhrmann, Jacob and David Lane, Nick and Luke Benn. Brothers absent on the day were Cody and Tom Amos and Jordan, Joe and Cody Walker. Photo: Susanna Freymark

It will be played on Byron’s home ground next weekend.

Last Saturday’s game at Mallanganee Oval was extra sweet for Luke Benn who played his 100th game for the Ranges.

He joined the club in 2005.

“I played before we folded,” he said. “Nic (his brother) was a ballboy back then.”

In 2015 the club was revived and Luke and Nic were quick to get back on the field playing the game they love.

Coach Alex Gibbon restarted the defunct Richmond Range team and with the band of brothers they could be unbeatable this season.

Richmond River Independent 4 August 2021

This article appeared in the Richmond River Independent, 4 August 2021.

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