Brothers set for blockbuster season
By STEVE ARCHBOLD
TWO brothers are set to play an integral part with the Orara Valley Junior Rugby League Tomahawks this season.
Matt Hoskins (under-14s) and his younger brother Adrian (under-10s) collected Group 2 Junior Leage best and fairest awards for their respective age groups last year.
A classy outside back, Matt stunned Orara Tomahawks officials when he won the under-14 best and fairest award playing only half the season.
Orara Valley official Sean Durant said Matt, who travels from Kempsey every weekend to play for Orara Valley, only joined the club midway through the year.
"It was a fantastic effort and an indication of how Matt dominated the matches he played, with a full season under his belt he would have won easily but as it turned out it was pretty close," Durant said.
"Matt is quick with a brilliant step and mesmerised opposition defence during the season scoring a bagfull of tries, he proved a real nightmare for the other teams."
Adrian Hoskins was the star of the Tomahawks under-10 side with bootlace defence a feature of his play.
The youngster also had an old head on young shoulders with the ability to organise his side in both attack and defence.
From half back, Adrian directed much of the Tomahawks attack and at the end of the season he was a mile in front in judging for the best and fairest award in the under-10s.