Seagulls confident ahead of M'boro Bros clash
JAI Ingram is confident his Hervey Bay Seagulls can continue their winning run at Eskdale Park today.
The Seagulls are eyeing their 21st consecutive win, a run that extends back to a one-point loss to Past Brothers in last season's first round.
They will come up against a Maryborough Brothers outfit keen to mark their first home A-grade game in 15 years with a win.
Ingram, who spoke to the Chronicle after the Seagulls finished their captain's run, said he was confident.
"We're looking good, real good," he said.
"If we go in tomorrow and implement what we've trained for this week I think we'll be a very good chance of putting in a 80-minute performance and coming away with the win."
Hervey Bay's first-round 22-14 win over The Waves Tigers proved to Ingram that not only could his squad match up against the best, but showed the character and tenacity he wants to see when the Bundaberg Rugby League reaches the business end.
"We've got a footy team there," he said
"The boys defended their line for 20 minutes there then marched up the field and put on the first points on the board.
"To do that, it proves we've got a team that's willing to fight for 80 minutes.
"We were down by two points with 10 to go then to hit the front and win by eight points shows we're an 80-minute team, and that's what you look for as a coach."
Wallaroos face Isis Devils in the first A-grade game at 1.20pm, before the Seagulls-Brothers game kicks off at 3pm.