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Three massive games and two are here

AUSSIE RULES: Gladstone Mudcrabs coach Aaron Barrett was encouraged with the fight in his team last week against BITS Saints.

And he expects that trend to continue against Rockhampton Panthers this afternoon at Clinton Oval.

Muddies will welcome back gun youngster Trey Dummett after he spent a week at a training camp to try to crack into the Gold Coast Suns under-17 squad.

Midfielder Tyson Finnigan impressed and was Mudcrabs best last weekend while Ricky McClure continued his solid season at full-back.

Dummett is expected to match up against big panther centre half forward Joe McGahan.

Panthers may be too strong with the likes of gun recruit Michael Kreun who has been in stellar form and will have fond memories from a 123-point win back in round one.

Over at BITS Oval, the Saints have a tricky game against Rocky Brothers and a win to the home side will keep it in touch with pace-setters Yeppoon Swans and Glenmore Bulls who clash tonight in Glenmore.

Brothers were smoked by the Bulls last week, but were more than competitive against the Saints in the first round while BITS did what it expected to do against Muddies.

Sam Schofield played his best game for the Saints against his old team Mudcrabs last weekend while Sam Pierpoint may have another day out after his five goals.

Saints skipper Steve Pugh will be better for the run after a couple week's off and fellow midfielder Danny Conway is all class at his new club.

The match of the day is the top-of-the-table clash between Yeppoon and Glenmore is expected to be a beauty and it would not surprise if the Bulls get up, just.

KOSSY'S TIPS

Brothers by 45

BITS by 54

Bulls by 3

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