A CHANCE to play at home is usually a good thing for clubs from any sport, but it may not work out for the Hervey Bay Bombers.
The Bombers, who currently sit third on the QFA Wide Bay Sunshine Coast table, will host defending premiers The Waves on Saturday.
It will be the Bombers' third game of the year in Hervey Bay, but coach Tony Potter is praying it doesn't end the same way as their last two Fraser Coast games.
Heavy losses to Bay Power (61 points) and Brothers Bulldogs (39 points) produce an odd record for the powerhouse: they've won more games after a 90-minute road trip than they have in their home region.
While that may be the result of the draw - the Power and Bulldogs are yet to lose this season but clash at Urangan at 3pm today - Potter is still nervous.
He will be without several regular starters, including young guns Noah Parry and Jai Cooper.
"It's not an excuse for winning or losing - it's 22 men versus 22 men and we can only fight with what we've got," Potter said.
"It will be a good day to see where we're at compared to other sides."
Potter said he was unconcerned by the wet track ("we've trained in it all week," he said) that will greet the third- and fourth-placed clubs.
First bounce is at 3pm.