Bilambil Jets coach Jim Lenihan.
Bilambil Jets coach Jim Lenihan.

Light Jets heading for Storm

NEW coach Jim Lenihan will lead the Bilambil Jets into round one of the Gold Coast Rugby League Bycroft Cup tomorrow.

They are light on numbers this season and their first game against Hinterland Storm is away at Glennon Park.

But Lenihan hopes by loosening the reins and allowing the veterans to pull the team together, they will play well regardless.

“We’re relying on the people who have played before to strike up some cohesion so it’ll be a work in progress,” Lenihan said.

“We’ll have to develop our style as we go along.

Lenihan said his boys would be up for a hard fight.

“We’re expecting a tough game because it’s at their home ground, but everyone’s looking forward to it,” he said.

“It’s my first year so I’m still getting a handle on everyone.

“We sort of struggled a little bit with pre-season numbers.”

And the Jets are not the only side feeling the pinch of fewer players.

In a last-minute decision, the South Tweed Koalas have withdrawn from the A-grade division due to a lack in numbers.

Lenihan said the ripple effect of the Koalas’ decision would have positive and negative implications for the Jets.

“It’s disappointing because it’s one less game we’ll get to play,” Lenihan said.

“But perhaps we’ll pick up a few players that wanted to play there.” Also tomorrow at 3pm, the Tugun Seahawks meet Runaway Bay at Boyd Street and the Currumbin Eagles meet Tweed Seagulls at Galleon Way.



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