Sawtell will be looking to find its rhythm quickly in the Panthers first match for three weeks.
Sawtell will be looking to find its rhythm quickly in the Panthers first match for three weeks. Rob Wright

Panthers back in play

SAWTELL will look to restart its season with a win when it goes head to head with a high-flying Sea Eagles outfit at Rex Hardaker Oval.

The Panthers were comprehensive round one winners but have been left cooling their heels on the sideline for three weeks with game cancellations and last weekend's representative fixtures getting in the way.

They take on an in-form Macksville side with coach Eddie Harrison wary of what could be a challenging match for Sawtell.

"Macksville are a completely different challenge from last year," Harrison said.

"Troy Grace has the morale high and they will be out to prove a point.

"With so long on the sideline for us, it will be like we are playing round one all over again.

"While we can't ignore Macksville's form, we need to ensure we are playing our best footy."

Against Orara in round one, the Panthers had no problem scoring points despite poor discipline.

"It was reassuring we could still score try after try even though we were very sloppy in round one," Harrison said. "This game we need to improve and hopefully we can develop some continuity."

SAWTELL v MACKSVILLE

Panthers

1. Warren Jarrett 2. Chris Cook 3. John Fogarty 4. Nathan Davies 5. Daniel Quinn 6. Cameron Blair 7. Danny Russell 8. Damien Irvine 9. Nick English 10. Blake Keeping 11. Luke Uikelotu 12. Eddie Harrison 13. Darren Horne

Sea Eagles

1. Lance Robertson 2. Peter Bula 3. Duane Button 4. Ricky Morris 5. Kyle Cohen 6. Tyler Doolan 7. Lucas Grace 8. Troy Grace 9. Grant Collison 10. Djaan Jarrett 11. James Collison 12. Brad Southern 13. Tyler Searle

Kick-Off: 2.45pm tomorrow at Rex Hardaker Oval, Sawtell.

Referee: James Maggio



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