Plenty to play for but no finals

AUSSIE RULES: With just two games left in the year, the Whitsunday Sea Eagles cannot make the Allied Pickford's Cup finals.

Whitsunday was forced to forfeit Saturday's clash with the Swans due to injuries and lack of player availability.

On current form the Sea Eagles are 16 competition points behind the fourth-placed Magpies; a gulf too big to overcome with just three rounds and two matches remaining.

This weekend the club has a bye but the team is priming itself for August 15 - the last home match of the season against the Saints.

The fixture bears extra significance, for the club is celebrating its 10-year premiership reunion since the 04-06 three-peat.

The day will include a legends' game comprised of past players and supporters, a family day at Beaches and a function at the Whitsunday Sailing Club.

Event organiser Evan Fulton is expecting a big showing for the anniversary.

"People are returning from overseas to come so it means a lot to a lot of people," he said.

"What we shared at the time was incredibly special... we were one big family."

Fulton said at least 35 players had expressed interest in playing in the legends' game.


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