ON THE CHARGE: Coffs Snappers loose forward Vile Vatuvili is a weekly improver since returning to the fold. Photo: Rob Wright
ON THE CHARGE: Coffs Snappers loose forward Vile Vatuvili is a weekly improver since returning to the fold. Photo: Rob Wright

Snappers on rebound in bid to sink Pirates

AFTER being pipped at the post by leaders Hastings Vikings, Coffs Harbour Snappers head to Stuart Park today seeking to sink Port Pirates.

The team remains (mostly) unchanged with coach Rob Waddy still looking to play around with his loose forwards combination and with everyone back on the field this week, any changes will be last-minute.

"Stuart Park is a good ground for us as a running rugby team and we have had more wins than losses over the past decade there," Waddy said.

"I'm pleased how the backline is coming along in leaps and bounds, especially the combinations between outside centre Dylan Calabria, winger Waqa Yaya and fullback Andy Levett.

"Andy's defence at the back has been impeccable.

"If we can just get a bit more out of our forwards at the ruck and maul, then I will be a happy man.

"Matt Joyce and Billy Mills give a good lead in scrums and lineouts are much better but it's around the field that my big men need to improve."

In the other match, Hastings Valley host Kempsey at Oxley Oval while Southern Cross University has the bye.



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