BOND University Breakers will play their second home game of the season in round 7 of the Queensland Premier Rugby Competition, against Wests this Saturday May 18.
The Breakers are a young side who have had a tough season hampered by inconsistencies so far, they are still searching for their first Premiership points. With the wet weather interrupting their preseason and the home grounds relocation, the club is still trying to adjust in putting their game plan together.
Breakers Head Coach Rob Nowlan said his team have been working hard on defence and attack at the ruck.
“Unfortunately we are being beaten at the advantage line, which allows the opposition team to gain momentum and most teams in Brisbane are good enough to take advantage of the opportunity.
“We are concentrating on playing our own game and trying to dominate Wests in the contests throughout the game. If we can retain possession and win these contests, the result should look after itself,” Nowlan said.
While the team is still finding its rhythm,individually there are stand outs, as nine Premier players were selected in the Queensland Country Heelers team; Dan Collins, George Duddy, Luke Evans, Josh Cooper, Marty Collins, Rory Arnold, Rubin Fuimaono, Tereeta Siakisini and Will Slipper.
The team took on NSW Country Cockatoos on the May 4th in Townsville, which ended up in a hard fought 24-all draw.
This Sunday, a combined Queensland and NSW Country side will be announced to take on the touring British and Irish Lions side on Tuesday June 11 in Newcastle.
Playing on home soil, the players and coaches are confident and ready to put on a good show in front of a healthy, supportive crowd to secure their first points in the competition.
After the game, players, staff and supporters from both teams are all invited to Bond University’s Don’s Tavern.
The Premier Colts play at 12pm, 1st grade at 1.30pm and the Premier team kicks off at 3pm.