Tweed Daily News

No love lost for brothers

AFTER the confusion surrounding where they would be playing last week, the Tweed Coast Raiders are looking forward to being on home soil when they host Marist Brothers tonight at Les Burger Field, Bogangar.

Last week, the Raiders were lead to believe on Friday they would be playing at home against the Grafton Ghosts before being told on Saturday lunchtime they would have to head south on the long road trip to Grafton for the match.

It was a game the Raiders would rather forget, suffering one of their heaviest losses in three years but coach Nathan Jordan believes that has stirred his players up for their clash tonight against the Lismore side.

“Hopefully it will be a dry track and we can put some good players together for our home crowd and get back on the winner's list,” Jordan said. The under 18s kick off at 3pm, followed by reserve grade then the A grade at 5.45pm.

Also this evening, the injury hit Cudgen Hornets tackle the high-flying Northern United in Lismore.

After chalking up a big win over the Grafton Rhinos, Hornets coach Con Theodossiou finds himself in charge of a side “crippled” by injuries with centre Dan Forder with a ribs, half Chris Moase and Brendan Robinson with injured shoulders, Ben Matthews a broken nose and captain Steve Kirkham with a hip injury.

“We will have to see who is available prior to the game,” Theodossiou said. The action starts in Lismore from 3pm with the under 18s.

In Murwillumbah tomorrow afternoon, the Brad Purtell-lead Mustangs will be looking for an overdue win when they host Casino.

After a disappointing loss to Marist Brothers last week, Murwillumbah will be out to reward their faithful with a rare win at home.

The action kicks off with under 18s at noon with the A gare at 2.45pm.

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