Fraser Coast Chronicle

Fraser Coast ready for tough test

FRIDAY night found most of the members of the Fraser Coast Mariners rugby union side in Bundaberg, despite the fact that the team had a bye in the fourth round of the Bundaberg spring competition.

The senior team gathered to watch the juniors compete and Mariners player Stephen Shine said the team had plenty to talk about as they look towards their toughest challenge yet, taking on the Wests Barbarians.

There is only one round remaining in the competition and the Mariners have won all three of their games so far. The side is confident of securing the top of the ladder this Friday night, earning themselves a week off in the first week of the finals series.

The team has had a mixture of different players taking the field over the course of the competition and Shine said that injuries were not a problem for the team at this stage.

There is no doubt that the bye will refresh the team as they look towards defeating Wests.

The Mariners, who finished fifth in the Sunshine Coast Rugby Union competition this year, have already defeated the Alloway Falcons, Isis Crushers and East Coast Buccaneers in the first three rounds and they will be looking to continue their fine run of form.

The matches are played at the ATW Sports Complex in Bundaberg.

Entry is a gold coin donation.

A bar and barbecue operates on the night.

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