ASecond chance Mustang makes up
By ADAM WRATTEN
INJURY robbed Murwillumbah Mustangs prop Lynden Murphy of the opportunity to play in the club's first premiership victory two years ago.
Tomorrow, he wants to make up for lost time.
Murphy and his fellow Mustangs colleagues sailed through the club's final training session last night ahead of tomorrow's Northern Rivers Regional Rugby League grand final clash against Seagulls at Stan Sercombe Oval.
Seagulls will have their last training run today.
A crowd of between 6000 and 8000 people are expected for the competition's inaugural final and Murphy can't wait to get into the thick of the action and soak up the atmosphere.
"I have to go forward all day," the 23-year-old said yesterday.
"They (Seagulls) are a top side and we need to make sure we play aggressively and don't make mistakes."
He will use the pain of two years ago to spur him on.
Then a torn cartilage in his knee deprived him of a grand final showing.
"I was devastated not to play. I just wanted to be out there," said Murphy, whose younger brother will play on the wing for the Mustangs tomorrow.
"I was happy we won but disappointed I wasn't a part of it.
"(Sunday) should be better (than then) with the game being at home."
"I can't wait."