Blues to tackle Pumas

THE Coolangatta Tweed Heads Blues are pursuing victory after falling into an unenviable position on the ladder and are looking for a turnaround when they tackle Springwood Pumas this afternoon at Peak Oval.

After nine rounds of the Pineapple Hotel Cup competition, the Blues have locked in three wins and six losses.

The Blues have been dealt an unfortunate hand this season and have had a continuing problem of losing players to injury.

Captain Daniel Hawkins said the team had a meeting on Tuesday to address a few areas of concern.

“We do expect more from ourselves and we need to lift our intensity,” he said.

“It all starts at training and we know what we need to put in on the track.”

The last time the Blues played the Pumas was round two and they defeated them 17.19-121 to 16.7-103.

Hawkins said he hoped the game would be the start of a winning groove for his team.

“We have our on-baller Mark McGill back this week and we beat them last time,” he said. “It is good that we have a home game because we don’t like travelling.”

Coach Grant McKenzie said his team just needed to get a win and hopefully that would be this week.

The bounce is 2pm.

In other matches, Burleigh host Wilston Grange, Sandgate play Mayne, Palm Beach Currumbin tackle Noosa and Surfers Paradise take on Maroochy/Northshore.

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