Luke Osberg-Bayer makes a rare Coolangatta line break.
Luke Osberg-Bayer makes a rare Coolangatta line break. BLAINEY WOODHAM

Baa Baas struggle for passion

THE Coolangatta Tweed Barbarians have hit hard times as they approach today’s game against Helensvale Hogs.

It has been almost a game-by-game struggle for the Baa Baas who have played seven games in the Gold Coast competition.

The task of switching from the Northern Rivers competition was always going to be challenging physically – but also mentally – for the players.

There has been some positives for the Baa Baas with their captain Tamiti Coates playing his first game for the Gold Coast Breakers last weekend.

Coates said it was a great opportunity for him but he did miss playing with his mates.

“I went to train with them last night (Thursday) and it was good to be with them again, but playing for the Breakers is awesome,” he said.

The morale at the Baa Baas camp is sinking after winning only one game and having one draw so far this season.

“They are losing passion and they are struggling to fill two teams because of other commitments,” Coates said.

Only recently their coach Kim Bending resigned his role due to personal reasons.

Other games: Gold Coast Eagles v Griffith University Colleges, Surfers Paradise v Coomera Crushers; and Nerang Bulls v Palm Beach Alleygators.



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