Kiwi recruit Henry Dunn has impressed for the South Tweed Koalas.
Kiwi recruit Henry Dunn has impressed for the South Tweed Koalas. Blainey Woodham

Koalas have right recipe for glory

SOUTH Tweed Koalas have struggled to gel as a team this season and are hoping to find cohesion when they tackle Parkwood at Musgrave Avenue tonight.

Koalas coach Dean Allen said the team needed to get their combinations right and once they clicked, things would improve.

“The attitude at training has been great, we just need to find the right mix,” he said.

“No one is skipping away from us yet, we just need to try and stay in that top-five pack on the ladder.”

Two emerging talents for the Koalas have been enforcer Damien Wyatt, who is the second-highest tryscorer after three rounds of Gold Coast Rugby League, and Henry Dunn.

This dynamic duo has been working on their combinations and with more time together on the park, Allen believes they will become a major threat to rivals.

Despite entering the clash on the back of two demoralising losses, South Tweed can take solace in the fact they boast a solid victory over Parkwood in the trial match.

However, Allen was quick to say that their opponents shouldn’t be underestimated.

“We got over them quite comfortably but I think they were a bit undermanned on the day,” he said. “They have a New Zealand coach and he has brought over a lot of players, so they’ll be a big powerful side.

“I expect to see them play up the middle but we’ve trained our guys to be versatile across the park.”

Kick off is 6.30pm.



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