Coffs Rugby Breakers face a must-win clash tonight against Coffs Crushers.
Coffs Rugby Breakers face a must-win clash tonight against Coffs Crushers. LEIGH JENSEN

Breakers must defeat Crushers

IF the Coffs Breakers hope to be any chance of seriously defending their MNC Rugby premiership, then they simply must defeat intra-club rival Coffs Crushers tonight.

The Breakers currently sit outside the four with only one win and a draw next to their name and trail the fourth-placed Kempsey by two points.

If there’s one match though that is guaranteed to get the players’ passion reaching the appropriate levels required for such a do-or-die affair then it is a meeting with the Crushers at Coffs Coast Advocate Rugby Park.

Breakers captain Dylan Hurley has not lost faith in his team’s ability to turn it on and he believes tonight will be the turning point in the Breakers’ season.

“We’ve got the team to win the comp if we start playing a bit better and start playing as a team,” Hurley said.

“If we play as a team we won’t have any trouble putting them (the Crushers) away.”

A big heart-to-heart talk among the group last week had the players concluding that it is simply a matter of attitude, not aptitude that will decide their altitude in 2010.

“We had a look at our attitude during the week at a meeting we had to talk about it,” he said.

After missing the last match through work commitments Hurley slots back in at scrum half where he will combine with Brendan Robins. The captain is confident that his team’s renowned running strength will prevail tonight.

“Our backline is very strong, it’s the strongest it’s been all year,” he said.



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