Nambour looming as Devil's threat
STILL pumped after an imposing victory against long-term rivals Noosa at Pirate Park last weekend, the Gympie Devils rugby league team hopes to continue its winning ways today.
The Devils are hitting the road again – this time taking on Nambour.
Coach John Greensill said the 22-14 victory over Noosa was a great start and a chance for his players to compose themselves and settle into a new season.
“We had a few nerves for the first game but Noosa was hard to beat and managed to overcome them,” he said.
“It was a relief to get that one under the belt.”
Against Nambour, the Devils’ coach is predicting a match that could be a bruising encounter.
“Nambour beat Caboolture in their first round match, and Caboolture was the team we had our eye on as the team to beat,” he said.
“Nambour is obviously playing some really good footy at the moment, so we will have our work cut out for us.”
The Devils have been hit with injuries early on following the loss of captain Ben Harney for six weeks with a popped shoulder and Jarred Gorman with a hamstring injury.
Greensill said the team had plenty of depth and versatility and would adapt well despite the loss of two key players.
“We’ve got options this season, and that’s the big thing for us in hoping to win the premiership.”