Seagulls champ at bit for start
SEAGULLS coach Troy McCarthy has had plenty of time to work out his tactics for the club's debut game tomorrow in the inaugural Northern Rivers competition.
McCarthy, the son of former rugby league legend and Australian selector Bob McCarthy, will unleash the new-look Seagulls team against the Murwillumbah Mustangs at Piggabeen Sports Complex tomorrow from 2.45pm.
The Seagulls had the first-round bye last week, leaving McCarthy, a concrete truck driver, plenty of time to plan his assault.
"The key is going to be the play the ball area, hopefully we can capitalise on our speed around the ruck," McCarthy said yesterday.
"Murwillumbah will be one of the top teams in the competition."
Meanwhile at Murwillumbah, coach Con Theodossiou welcomes back captain Glenn Weaver.
Weaver missed last week's impressive 32-16 win over Mullumbimby.
SEAGULLS: Nathan Cross, Nathaniel Barnes, Ryan O'Connell, Graeme Jeffries, Damian Moar, Paul Rolls, Daniel Evans, Matt Briggs, Corey Bond, Lee Wallace, Scott Gray, Danny Maireroa, K Green, Aaron Lowcock.
MURWILLUMBAH: Shannon Murphy, Ricky Lang, Jason Willis, Cameron Walsh, Craig Brookes, Matt Harley, Ben Peterson, Lyndon Murphy, Jarrod Brown, Steve Kirkham, Jarrod Flick, Robert Reid, Lionel Foster, Clint O'Keith, Glenn Weaver