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Devils to give back after old boys' win

TACKLED: Devils player Hayden Heilbronn busts a tackle against Pomona last week.
TACKLED: Devils player Hayden Heilbronn busts a tackle against Pomona last week. Rowan Schindler

RUGBY LEAGUE: The Gympie Devils will be looking to replicate last week's heroics against Pomona in a last ditch effort to salvage their season.

The Gympie side will return to Jack Stokes Oval for their final game of this year.

Spurred on by a bumper crowd at Albert Park last week, the move back to Jack Stokes today is a way of "giving back”, according to Devils president Darren Burns.

"Entry will be free for the game today as a way of saying thank-you to the Gympie rugby league community for the support they showed us last week at the old boys' game,” Burns said.

Dozens of ex-Gympie rugby league stalwarts took to Albert Park last week in an exhibition match between foundation clubs Wanderers and Brothers.

League officials are declaring the match a success, saying it had the desired result of rejuvenating interest in the local game.

However, the Devils face one of the competition dark horses today in Bribie Island.

The Warrigals are sitting in eighth spot on the Sunshine Coast division 2 ladder.

Despite the recent win, the Devils are still sitting second from the bottom on 24 competition points.

In the A-grade competition, Maroochydore are looking to back up their minor premiership by going all the way to the decider.

The Swans have dropped just one match in 18 outings and will head into their final regular season match against Caloundra today.

Maroochydore play-maker Joshua Buckland said "There's still a long way to go. We've got Caloundra today and we will worry about the finals after that.”

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