Sea Eagles set to stop streak
IT HAS been two years since the Sea Eagles senior side has recorded a win against the Mackay City Hawks, a losing streak they are desperate to break in this Saturday's grudge match.
The Sea Eagles will host the Hawks at the Sports Park on Saturday, with all three grades looking to post wins in front of their passionate home fans.
With the luxury of a bye last weekend, the Sea Eagles have been hard at work on the training paddock with injured full forward and coach Troy Weller confident that his side can produce a drought-breaking win.
"This game will be a great test for us as a squad and really tell us where we are at. It's coming into the business end of the season and everyone has been putting in the hard work at training," Weller said.
"We've just finished a really tough five-week block of intense training and the team is ready for what's going to be an absolute cracker of a game on the weekend." While the Sea Eagles still have several key players on the injured list, the injection of some new young players from Tasmania will boost the side's morale when they take on the ladder-topping Hawks.
"If we can beat the Hawks on the weekend we will move into a three-way-tie for first place. They are the team that everyone wants to beat and hopefully there's a big crowd to cheer us on," he said.
Weller will once again watch from the sidelines this weekend before returning the following week to lead his side through the last seven rounds of the competition before finals start in early September.
Games will kick off at the sports park with the Under-18s at 11.10am, the Reserves at 1pm and the Seniors at 2.45pm.
There will also be entertainment on after the game with the club holding a Vegas night at the Reef Gateway Hotel starting at 7pm and costing $25.