Tweed Coast team roars back after 15 years
By BOB ANTHONY
IT'S been a long time between drinks for supporters of the Tweed Coast Raiders to see their A grade side play at home.
Fifteen years to be exact so it is with plenty of anticipation that not only the club but also the Cabarita/Bogangar community are looking forward to the Raiders hosting the Byron Bay Red Devils at Les Burger Field tomorrow afternoon.
The clash was originally slated for tonight but Byron had asked if it to be moved to accommodate some of the their players who would have been otherwise unavailable.
The Raiders A grade have already played two matches in the Northern Rivers Regional Rugby League, one against Kyogle and the other aginst Murwillumbah and have shown they will be a competitive outfit.
Against Byron, the Tweed Coast coach Terry Rapana be- lieves they have a very good chance of cracking through for their first win in A grade in a decade and a half.
"We have been disrupted a bit by Easter and the bye but we had a strong roll up to training on Thursday night and the players are all excited about playing at home," Rapana said.
The Tweed Coast Raiderettes will be making their first appearance at home. The reserve grade game kicks off at 1.15pm.
TWEED COAST RAIDERS:1. Dave Herron, 2. Steve Berry, 3. Isaac Jackey, 4. Arvin Marcus, 5. Norm Berryman, 6. Nathan Gill, 7. Nathan Jordan (c), 8. Adam Aiken, 9. Kane Stannard, 10. Robert Kelly, 11.Michael Sharp, 12. Michael Kelly, 13. Heath Jackey, 14. Ter- ry Rapana.