GRUFC targets home game glory
SITTING in sixth at the start of the season’s second stanza, GRUFC will attempt to climb another rung on the CQ rugby union ladder this weekend at home against University.
The Goats posted a 28-15 win over the Uni boys in round one and will be keen to repeat the dose after losing to cellar-dweller Blackwater last week.
With the Meteors fortress under siege this season, GRUFC captain Jeff Milburn said it was important to start posting points on home soil.
“We really look forward to the home games,” he said.
“We’ve lost too many at home this year which hurts, especially because one of the goals we set at the start of the year was to win all the home games.
“The boys will definitely be keen to rectify that.”
With seven players still burdened by Central Queensland representative duties, Milburn said the Goats stars have spoken about spicing things up to avoid burning out mid-season.
“You get a bit worn out but that’s always going to happen,” he said.
“It’s all pretty close on the ladder at the moment so a few good wins in the next few games will go a long way.”
GRUFC will rely on solid structure and defence to counter the innovative style of Uni’s youngsters.
“University are pretty renowned for a loose, free-flowing game and they’re quite good at it,” Milburn said.
“Defence will be key this weekend, it’s something we’ve been working hard on and that’s what has let us down in the last few games we’ve lost.”
A win this Saturday could see GRUFC (14) leapfrog University (17) depending on bonus points, while Frenchville (15) and Brothers (14) are also part of the ladder congestion.
Kick off is 3pm Saturday at Meteors Sportsground.