HOPEFUL: The Wallaroos are hoping vice-captain Sam Hutchins (right) wil return for tonight’s crucial clash with Across The Waves.
HOPEFUL: The Wallaroos are hoping vice-captain Sam Hutchins (right) wil return for tonight’s crucial clash with Across The Waves. Tracey Joynson

Wallaroos eager in spite of form

THEY may sit on the bottom of the table, but Wallaroos captain Todd Campbell seems excited by the challenge they face for the remaining weeks of the Bundaberg Rugby League competition.

The Wallaroos have had a wretched start to the 2013 season, losing all six of their matches by an average margin of 26.5.

While Campbell believed his young outfit had battled manfully during the early rounds, the prop forward said the Wallaroos must start winning if they want to make a mid-season surge.

He admitted the players would be heading into tonight's clash with Across The Waves at Eskdale Park with belief they can snap their losing streak.

"It will be a really important game for us," he said.

"We need our first win.

"It's the second stage of the competition but the boys are looking forward to it.

"It's almost like a new start for us."

After a spate of heavy defeats, Campbell said the players had lifted their standards in last week's 43-12 loss to Isis Devils.

"We're not that far away, that score just blew away," he said.

"I think it was six-apiece for three quarters of the first half until they started to get on top of us and we didn't have any big guys to match them.

"We just need to show a bit more grit a bit of spark.

"It takes time but everyone doesn't think it is doom or gloom.

"Once we come of age and the young ones get better the wins will come."

Campbell said the team missed the presence of vice-captain Sam Hutchins last week, but was confident he would return for tonight's encounter along with forward William Jung.

Kick-off for tonight's game is 6.30.



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