BIG TEST FOR YOUNG MAGPIES
This week sees the fourth placed Western Magpies Colts travel to Southport to take on the third placed Sharks in a battle between serious Premiership contenders.
In what will be the toughest test since round one, the young Magpies will get a true indication of how much they have developed since the opening round.
The side will be missing some key players in Mason, R.Johnson, Rigsby-Jones, Senescall & Fisher, so it will be a true test of the squad's depth.
It's not all bad news though as they regain Morrison and Gore from injury and welcome Mazzarolle and Davis from the Reserves. The Colts have a " play anyone , anywhere , anytime" ethos and it's these traits that have served them well and resulted in winning the last 7 games on end and earning a spot in the top 4.
Coach Gore said " We will be fresh after the bye last week, and as long as we are prepared to hang tough for the full 4 quarters, have 22 who were prepared to play their role, as we have had for the last 2 months, then we give ourselves every chance to cause an upset. We are asking the boys to take chances and be confident in what they can do, and if they do that, then I'll be happy. "
The match is at 9.15 am Saturday and anyone traveling down to Surfers Paradise for the Seniors matches will not be disappointed if they drop by and show their support for the young Magpies.
B: Smith. Vine . Adamson
HB: Roderick . Luke . Vagne
C: Grant. Reynolds . Gainsford
HF. Morrison. Mazzarolle. Renner
F. Stumer . DeRooy. Lawson
R. Highlands RR Misso R . Allen
Int : Gore, Green, Davis, Burgess