SOUTH Tweed signings Willie Day (left) and Joe Tuala are keen to help the club in the Northern Rivers Rugby League competition
SOUTH Tweed signings Willie Day (left) and Joe Tuala are keen to help the club in the Northern Rivers Rugby League competition

Big things expected of recruits

By ADAM WRATTEN

TOGETHER new signings Willy Day and Joe Tuala are helping shoulder South Tweed Koalas' hopes of a return to winning ways.

The David and Goliath package are part of the club's new-look line-up as it battles back after finishing last year's Gold Coast Group 18 competition bottom of the ladder.

Day, a lock forward from Coonamble, weighs in at 83kg and stands just 170cm tall while North Queensland signing Tuala tips the scales at a hefty 125kg and stands 205cm tall.

"At his size, he is a very strong running front-row forward," club president Robert Loring said.

"He is going to bring a lot of strength and size to our forwards which is something we have struggled with in the past."

"Willy is a strong de- fensive player who should fit in well."

The new players will have an opportunity to impress when the club takes three grades to play its first pre-season trial game away to Byron Bay next weekend.

"Everything is going well," Loring said as the countdown to the start of the inaugural of the Northern Rivers competition continues.

"The boys all look hungry and there is a positive feel about the club."



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