Strong start to season for Mariners

THE FRASER Coast Mariners have won two games from two starts in the Bundaberg spring rugby union competition so far - and tonight they will be looking to make it three from three.

Mariners player Stephen Shine said the team would be fielding a strong side against the Isis Crushers and would be heading to the Rum City expecting a physical match.

After tonight's match the Mariners have only two rounds remaining before the semi finals start - they have yet to play Wests Barbarians.

But, after defeating two of the competition's strongest sides, the Alloway Falcons and East Coast Buccaneers, the Mariners are confident of finishing on top of the ladder.

If they do so, they will get the first week of the semi finals off.

The Mariners are taking it one game at a time, however, and will be keen to continue the run that saw the team defeat the Buccaneers 34-5 last Friday night.

“We're pretty confident,” Shine said.

Cameron Meade will captain the Mariners tonight and Shine said the team would be looking for a strong game from its leader.

Meade was player of the year for the Mariners after the Sunshine Coast Rugby League season, in which the Mariners finished fifth.

Their strong performance during the winter season has given them a boost as they compete in the Bundaberg spring competition.

The match will be held at ATW Sports Complex in Bundaberg.

The cost of entry is a gold coin donation.

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