Gulls strong on pride
THE Tweed Heads Seagulls will be chalking up the frequent flyer points taking on the Northern Pride in Cairns this afternoon in round 12 of the Queensland Cup.
It's one of the toughest road trips in the competition, but after last week's victorious journey to Mackay, Seagulls will be looking to make it three in a row.
However with the Northern Pride sitting third on the ladder, co-coach Steve Lacey knows his side must be on their game for the entire 80 minutes if they are to come away with the points.
“We have been playing well in patches over the past few games and that's something which we have been working on,” Lacey said.
“Our concentration has let us down in the past so we must maintain that for the majority of the game, especially against a side like the Pride.”
The Far North Queenslanders are looking to end their poor run against Seagulls, and have named a very strong outfit for the clash.
“Their half back Chris Shepherd is a very dangerous player and with Joel Riethmuller at lock, Ben Laity at prop and Rod Jensen in the centres, they have some pretty talented players,” Lacey said. “However we have Will Matthews back from the Titans and Jordan Atkins is back from injury, so this will be a very strong team as well.
“Matthews brings a lot of Titans experience to the side and his knowledge of our game structure will certainly be a benefit to our pack.”