HIT UP: Toby McIntosh taking a run for the Murwillumbah Mustangs during the NRRRL this season.
HIT UP: Toby McIntosh taking a run for the Murwillumbah Mustangs during the NRRRL this season. Debbie Vickery

Murwillumbah wary of Casino side full of flair

RUGBY LEAGUE: After suffering their first loss of the season, Murwillumbah head into this week's game aiming to bounce back.

Their eight-point loss last week to Tweed Coast was not their strongest performance of the year, but the Mustangs coach said he took positives from the game.

Their round-six clash this week against Casino is poised to be an entertaining affair.

The Cougars are one of the competition's inform teams, with halves pairing Trevor Bolt and Roy Bell steering the attack with flair.

Mustangs coach Nathan Jordan said his side would need to improve this week.

"The positive we took out of last week's game is that we didn't play very well but only went down by eight,” he said.

"I think the Casino game will be completely different to the last two games we have played.

"Casino will throw the ball around and they will use their outside backs and halves to attack.”

Jordan said he was confident his forward pack to be dominate in the middle third of the field, making metres in the trenches.

He said coming up against a side who played with freedom was always a difficult prospect, and structure would be key to getting the win.

"We need to make sure of our one on one tackles,” Jordan said.

"They are going to throw some flair at us, so we need to make sure we mark up and make those tackles.”

Kick-off for Sunday's round-six clash will be at 2.45pm at Stan Sercombe Oval, Murwillumbah.



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