TIGHT BATTLE: Snappers and Cannonballs are still fighting it out for a top-two finish.
TIGHT BATTLE: Snappers and Cannonballs are still fighting it out for a top-two finish. Rob Wright

Snappers vow to take no prisoners in chase for second spot

NO MERCY is the order to Coffs Harbour players in today's meeting with Kempsey at TG Jung Quarries Rugby Park.

The points table is so tight that Snappers need to bury Cannonballs, grab a bonus point if possible and restrict the opposing side's scoring.

"Pirates should win against Marlins, so we don't want to be in a position of having to chase a bonus point against Vikings next week to remain second," Coffs spokesman Paul Butcher said.

"If we want to be competitive, we need to beat all the sides around them at this time of the year.

"This game has all the highlights of running rugby with both teams having speed to burn out wide and a dry Coffs track should make it a spectacle."

Matt Joyce and Matt Schultz return after being rested last week against Marlins and their size and aggression will be vital.

Under-18 player Jacob Phelps comes on to the wing for injured Lachy Foley with an aim to assist enigmatic Waqa Yaya with try-scoring duties.

SCU Marlins are at home to Port Macquarie and while it's hard to see the top grade winning, the lower grades look almost certain of big wins.



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