CLOSE CALL: It’s rare to have both Snappers and Pirates so desperate to find winning form. Rob Wright
CLOSE CALL: It’s rare to have both Snappers and Pirates so desperate to find winning form. Rob Wright

Coffs and Port seek a change

IT SEEMS unthinkable but Coffs Harbour and Port Macquarie put season prospects on the line at TG Jung Quarries Rugby Field today.

The loser at the end of the contest will be at a major disadvantage in the short run remaining until the play-offs and that's a position neither club has been in for a very long time.

Both have struggled to win and hope to turn around last start defeats.

In fact, after narrowly going down to Pirates in the first round, Snappers have been unable to enjoy that winning feeling but coach Rob Waddy and his staff have been impressed over the past three weekends with efforts against Hastings and Kempsey and believe a win isn't far away.

"It is good to see we now have a young, fit front row and will grow week by week," Waddy said.

"This will be supported off the bench by seasoned campaigners Matt Joyce, Adam Dunworth and Mark Singh to provide some power where we need it throughout the game."

Snappers should be near full strength and hope to repeat last weekend's first half when they were only down by four points to Vikings.

"The side must stay committed for the full 80 minutes as we don't want a repeat of last weekend and leak easy tries in the second stanza," the coach said.

This will be the last game for hooker Billy Mills who is heading off to the snow to work over winter.

Billy is a local junior who loves to perform as a DJ and has spent many Saturday nights leading the tunes at the rugby club.



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