Devils go from 82-point losers to winners within a week
RUGBY LEAGUE: Caloundra hooker Chris Ainsworth already has one eye on a curious clash with a suddenly transformed Gympie after thumping fellow premiership aspirant Caboolture on Saturday.
The Sharks stunned the Snakes 58-10 in a Caloundra RSL Cup round 14 clash at Golden Beach to grasp second place on a six-team ladder.
But he was quick to look ahead to an intriguing encounter with the rapidly reformed Devils at Shark Park.
The northerners shocked title threat Maroochydore 38-24 at Beerwah on Saturday, just a week after suffering an 82-0 humiliation against Kawana at Bokarina.
“Gympie is hot and cold,” Ainsworth said.
“Whenever their forward pack plays well, they’re always running off the back of that.”
Devils coach Darren Burns told the Daily a week ago that he was concerned he may have to forfeit games such was the club’s struggle for player numbers. It only had 14 men at one training session, across three grades.
But when Devils players are committed, they can be very hard to stop and that’s something Ainsworth and his fellow Sharks are ultra wary of.
But his team boasts its own fire power and it seems to have depth, with the likes of Richard Salu coming off the bench. The prop has forged his way through reserve grade to become a key contributor.
Kawana thumped battling Nambour 62-0 at Bokarina to keep a lead at the top.
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