Coffs Breakers back Dwayne Fox needs a chance to break free.
Coffs Breakers back Dwayne Fox needs a chance to break free. Trevor Veale

Breakers’ task tougher in wet

TAKING on the undefeated Port Pirates, the last thing that the Coffs Breakers needed was a wet ground.

The Breakers boast a backline that can cut any team to shreds on their day and a dry ground at Coffs Coast Advocate Rugby Park would have played right into their hands.

While the Pirates boast a backline that has scored more points than any other this season, Breakers coach Cairon Dunn has been waiting for the day players such as Dwayne Fox, Kris Kent and Pete Shaw cut loose.

The weather may make it hard for the Breakers but the absence of captain Dylan Hurley due to work commitments is an added barrier the reigning premiers must overcome.

Coffs Crushers have been robbed of plenty of football of late and they would play in a tornado at Lennox Head given half a chance, such is their desire to get back onto the field.

The Crushers have an easier task than the Breakers and should record a win against Kempsey this afternoon at Crescent Head.

TODAY’S TEAMS

Coffs Breakers v Port Pirates at Coffs: 15. Peter Shaw, 14. Shelton Phillips, 13. Dwayne Fox, 12. Kris Kent, 11. Jesse Browning, 10. Brendan Robins, 9. Justin Duncan, 8. Stephen Tong, 7. Chris McDonough, 6. Toby Jackson, 5. Aaron Hardaker, 4. James Bellamy, 3. Lachlan Chubb, 2. Kelvin Rushworth, 1. Adam Dunworth.

Coffs Crushers v Kempsey at Crescent Head: 15. Mathew Quirk, 14. Josh Brooks, 13. David Kikau, 12. Richard Officer, 11. Kyle Hudson, 10. Angus Garland, 9. Brendan Hoy, 8. Craig Landrigan, 7. Vilise Vatuvili, 6. Brad Henry, 5. Gerard de Carle, 4. James Donnelly, 3. Matt Joyce, 2. Cameron Wainwright, 1. Joel Riddle.

MNC RUGBY TABLE

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

BP

Pts

Port Pirates…

6

6

-

-

220

65

4

34

Hastings Vikings…

6

4

-

2

121

113

3

25

Coffs Rugby Crushers…

5

3

-

2

70

102

1

19

Kempsey Cannonballs…

6

2

1

3

111

123

1

17

Coffs Rugby Breakers…

5

1

1

3

101

104

4

15

SWR Gaolers…

6

-

-

6

58

135

1

6



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