PHYSICAL GAME: Rian Olivier taking a strong run last weekend in his side's round six victory over Ballina.
PHYSICAL GAME: Rian Olivier taking a strong run last weekend in his side's round six victory over Ballina. Contributed

Casuarina Beach showing faith in their reserves

RUGBY UNION: The coaching staff for Casuarina Beach will show faith in their squad's depth as they face Lismore City in round seven of the Far North Coast competition.

The Barbarians are undefeated in the competition after defeating Ballina by four points last weekend.

Coach Mick Hall said he injuries have led to him selecting a number of reserve-grade players for the clash on Saturday afternoon.

"We have a few players who have been playing really well in reserve-grade and have earned their opportunity to gain some experience at first-grade level,” Hall said.

"Hopefully being able to rest a few of our players who have niggling injuries and giving a few others a chance to show what they can do will help us later in the season.”

Executing plays out wide was a downfall in the 16-12 win over Ballina, and is something the Casuarina Beach coach said he would like rectified this week.

"We made a few mistakes against Ballina which hurt us and were missed opportunities,” he said.

The Barbarians match this weekend will be away from home on Saturday at 3.15pm.



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