WEAVE: Centre Eddy Ball looks to get around the defence.
WEAVE: Centre Eddy Ball looks to get around the defence. Alistair Brightman

RUGBY UNION: Mariners on a mission

FRASER Coast Mariners want the region's support as they face the first of two home games tomorrow.

As if the challenge was not already difficult enough, the Mariners, who are currently winless after four games, will host defending premiers Caloundra at Urangan.

With players back on deck and a new focus on attacking rugby, co-coach Trent Devere said his men looked forward to the challenge.

After last week's 10-7 loss to Gympie, Devere said his squad would try to get back to enjoying their rugby.

"We've spent a bit of time on attack this week and we'll hopefully have a few more backs on deck this weekend," Devere said.

"It was definitely different on Tuesday.

"We do enjoy our home games. This is only the second time we've been at home this season.

"We want to focus on our attack and build on that."

Devere said halfback Cameron Mead should control the Mariners as he returns from severe bruising suffered in last week's loss.

"Alex Heaney will probably play fullback for us and Kale Hendle should be another good one," he said.

Caloundra are currently second on the Sunshine Coast Rugby Union reserve grade ladder after three wins and one loss, which came against Noosa last week.

The Mariners are last with only a bonus point to show for their efforts so far.

Kick-off is at 1.45pm.



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