South Tweed aim at top five

SOUTH Tweed Koalas are within striking distance of the top five teams in the Gold Coast Rugby League competition.

The Koalas will launch an attacking raid tomorrow against Burleigh Heads at Dave Burns Field hoping to cement themselves a better position.

The Koalas enter round five at sixth on the ladder after two wins and two losses.

Coach Dean Allen said his team played well last week to get another win onboard and should be able to do the same against Burleigh.

“We are slowly getting our combinations to click, so I am more confident,” he said.

“I am not sure who is playing for Burleigh, and if they will have State players that could have an effect on the game.”

Allen said Burleigh were traditionally a strong team with a coach that liked to play nice expansive footy.

Across town, Bilambil Jets have the job of trying to maintain their lead and battle top-of-the-table Tugun Seahawks tomorrow at Boyd Street.

The Jets are installed at second position on the ladder and their coach Troy McCarthy said they didn’t want to get too far ahead of themselves and playing the top sides had taken their toll.

“We have played some of the best sides to date, so it does get tough and we are winning, but we’re not setting the world on fire,” he said.

The Jets remain undefeated after four rounds, and McCarthy said there was still more work to be done, particularly in defence and ball control.

Both games kick off at 3pm.

Elsewhere, Runaway Bay play Parkwood, Currumbin Eagles are up against Southport Tigers, Hinterland Storm clash with Ormeau and Beaudesert have a bye.



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