Hammers player Sean Dixon runs the ball forward during the side’s loss to Caloundra at home at the weekend. The Hammers are hitting the training paddock this week to avoid falling victim to slow starts in future rounds. Things don’t get any easier for the team, taking on powerhouse University this weekend.
Hammers player Sean Dixon runs the ball forward during the side’s loss to Caloundra at home at the weekend. The Hammers are hitting the training paddock this week to avoid falling victim to slow starts in future rounds. Things don’t get any easier for the team, taking on powerhouse University this weekend. Submitted

Hammers use week to patch problem

THE Gympie Hammers rugby union team is spending the week attempting to patch up a gaping hole in its game.

The last two encounters has seen the Gympie union side collapse in defeat after failing to piece together an effective first half.

Stand-in coach Blair Fuller was perplexed during the weekend game against Caloundra as the problem emerged yet again.

Caloundra won the encounter 45-18 and took advantage of a struggling Gympie in the first half to build a virtually unassailable lead of 33-6.

Fuller said the team, in a desperate bid to overcome its slow starts, resorted to a different warm-up routine.

“We’re at a bit of a loss,” he said.

Fuller believes a drastic shift in mindset is required but to buck the worrying trend.

However, with the Hammers playing some exceptional union in the second half of their games, the ability is without question present to pack more of a punch.

Gympie Times


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