Coffs Rugby will be looking for a strong performance from their forwards today against Dorrigo.
Coffs Rugby will be looking for a strong performance from their forwards today against Dorrigo.

Coffs Rugby keen for revenge against Dorrigo

By BRAD GREENSHIELDS

IT'S an absolute rarity that a humble sports journalist gets to write the following paragraph about an upcoming Coffs Rugby match .... so here goes.

Coffs Harbour will be looking for some revenge today when they take on Dorrigo at Plaza Rugby Park.

That's right R.E.V.E.N.G.E.

Last time these two met, Dorrigo inflicted a very rare defeat on Coffs Rugby which should serve as motivation this afternoon.

Despite that loss being the only one in the last four seasons, Coffs coach Paul Butcher has been very quick this week to claim underdog status.

"Dorrigo deserve to go in as favourites after beating us last time," he said.

"They played very well and their coaches have done a great job with them this year."

Butcher is hoping for a more aggressive approach from his team this week and has emphasised the importance of playing at 100 per cent intensity from the first whistle rather than working their way into the game.

He also believes that rugby fans of all persuasions should get out to Rugby Park this afternoon as they're sure to witness a top class match.

"Overall, it's great to have a very competitive team in the competition," he added.

"If we could get games that were as fiercely contested each week as it is when we play Dorrigo, then there would be alot of very sore bodies on Sunday's and Monday morning at work."

Coffs Rugby XV v Dorrigo: 15. Angus Garland, 14. Rod Deighton, 13. Alex Hulme, 12. Kris Flannigan, 11. Tim Pollard, 10. Kevin Simpson, 9. Damien Punch, 8. Matt Kent, 7. Mitch Lind, 6. Mark Hine, 5. Andrew Lynn, 4. Dan Bavister, 3. Rob Ferguson, 2. Cameron Wainwright, 1. Matt Hoy. Reserves: Peter Cahill, Mick Cleary, Aaron Miller, Brendan Hoy, Ben Wallace.



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