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Gaints getting back on track

TOUGHING IT OUT: Kyogle players aim up in defence in Northern Rivers Regional Rugby League. The Turkeys will travel to Mullumbimby to tackle the Giants tonight.
TOUGHING IT OUT: Kyogle players aim up in defence in Northern Rivers Regional Rugby League. The Turkeys will travel to Mullumbimby to tackle the Giants tonight. Danielle Doolan

MULLUMBIMBY will look to get its season back on track when it takes on Kyogle tonight in Northern Rivers Regional Rugby League at Les Donnelly Field, Mullumbimby.

The Giants had a strong start to the season but injuries have caught up with them and they were forced to forfeit a catch-up game against Ballina last week.

"We always knew depth was going to be an issue this season but we're ready to move forward now,” captain-coach Sam Martin said.

"It has been a rough couple of weeks but it's by no means a reflection of the effort the boys are putting in.

"The majority of the side are back this week and it's a good chance for us to start over.

"Kyogle love a Saturday night game and the inconsistency on the ladder shows that you can't take any team lightly.”

Centre Darcy Earl and Martin are still out injured but are likely to return next week.

Meanwhile, Kyogle are in a similar boat and fielding one of their youngest teams in club history this season.

Captain Lachlan Crawter has been a shinning light and has played everywhere from the centres to front row.

"He (Crawter) just keeps on going every week and never complains,” club president Simon Tough said.

"We have a really good group of kids here and there is still a really positive vibe around the club.

"There are few things on the field that aren't going our way but with a bit of luck that will hopefully change.

"Mullumbimby are a hard bunch to crack out there but we'll be ready to go.”

Fullback Dylan Keys has been playing well for the Turkeys while Jerome Green returns to the halves.

Kick-off is 5.45pm.

In other games tomorrow:

Casino takes on the Ballina Seagulls at Queen Elizabeth Park, Casino, tomorrow.

Cudgen hosts Marist Brothers at Ned Byrne Field, Kingscliff.

Murwillumbah plays the Byron Bay Red Devils at Stan Sercombe Oval, Murwillumbah.

Lower Clarence will lock horns with the Tweed Coast Raiders at the Yamba Sports Complex.

Evans Head has the bye.



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