Greensill clears up concerns
GYMPIE Devils coach John Greensill has moved to quell concerns the side’s Fijian imports were on the verge of leaving.
Fears were that star imports, Tobs Viravu and Josh Koroibulu, were preparing to the leave the outfit as a result of visa problems.
Last year, Viravu was forced to leave the Devils after only a handful of games when problems with his visa arrangements couldn’t be resolved.
Greensill said he didn’t believe history was repeating itself.
“Josh is definitely not going anywhere and Tobs is spending the week back at home sorting out a few minor problems with his visa,” he said.
“I’m led to believe the problems are only minor and he should be back with us next week.”
The possibility of losing the star recruits, an integral component to the Devils’ dramatic revival this season, has sent shockwaves of fear through the Gympie club’s fan base.
Meanwhile, Greensill confirmed former Brisbane Broncos player Barry Berrigan would be no longer playing with the side on a full-time basis until the preliminary finals.
Berrigan has accepted a job in the mines out in Emerald and will play with the Devils every second weekend until the finals.
“Barry will be working in Emerald on a week-on and week-off basis but will be available for every game come the semi-finals,” Greensill said.
“It’s a bit of a blow to the side but knowing we will have him full time come the finals is a relief.”