Turkeys to host Mullumbimby
KYOGLE is whacking away at the bottom of the NRRRL table but there is life in the Turkeys yet.
Firebrand prop Alex Farrell believes that his team still has some wins in them and is confident that with added commitment from the players his hopes can be realised.
And it starts tomorrow when the Turkeys host Mullumbimby at their New Park base.
With just one win in 10 starts this season interest could be on the slide but Farrell said the support around the club has been as strong as ever.
“Our fans are all we really have left to play for,” he said.
“That and our own pride; but the fans keep turning up every weekend and the least we can do is have a dig, put on a show and hopefully get a win.”
There is no doubt that Farrell will have a dig – he does every week, and often to the point where the referees have to pull him up.
But the whole Turkeys pack will need to bring the aggression if they are to topple the giant Mullumbimby pack which is smarting with just one win in the past six weeks.
“They have always been one of the toughest forward packs,” Farrell said.
“And while we won't be able to match them for size we will try and dominate by putting in that little bit extra.”
With their remaining six matches against teams outside the top-five, Farrell is hopeful of being able to deliver some joy for the fans to ponder through the off-season.
“If we can get our minds on the job and get a win here, we might just be able to string a few together.”
Byron Bay host Marist Brothers in what shapes as a decisive match for both teams' finals prospects.
The Devils are in scorching form with three wins and a draw in the past month, while Brothers are backing up from giving Ghosts their toughest test of the season.
Rams coach David Krause is missing a host of his stars for the clash but is happy to see his men put to the test.
“It's that time of the year anyway – the finals aren't far off so it is good to get another test against a top-five side,” he said.
You could build a side around Rod McFarlane, Anthony Godson, Dylan Coleman, Jack Durheim, Cameron Paine and Nick DeGiusti, but those are the Rams players who will be watching from the casualty ward this weekend.
GRAFTON Rhinos travel to Murwillumbah to take on the Mustangs.
All matches from 2:45pm.