Another upset this weekend saw the Kramer Ausenco Brothers outplay the top of the table Crusaders, coming out 30-10 Victors in Round 4 of the Pepsi Cup Capital Rugby Union Competition in Port Moresby.
An early mistake from the kick off by the competition leaders gifted valuable field possession to the Brothers in the first half.
This would prove costly to the men in green as the Brothers worked to test out their defense early on. Brother Fly-Half, Jonah Kautu Jnr proved to be a handful for the Crusaders defense, with his running game. Discipline proving to be the difference between the sides with a handful of penalties in favor of the Brothers led to their first try, 5 minutes into the game.
Fast forward to the 11th minute, due to a dangerous tackle on Brothers Second rower, Eugene Tokovai, Crusaders Tony Napu was given 10 minutes in the Sin Bin. During that time, Brothers took to extending their lead to 10 points with a penalty conversion by Tokovai.
That would soon turn into 15 points later on after coming up with strong maul of a line out 5m from the Crusaders try line. The Crusaders would score points just before the Half-time siren and trail 15 points to 5.
Although the Frank Gabi led Crusaders put up a good fight in the match, in the end it was the seasoned Brothers who came out on top.