A GREAT day of rugby league is set down for Saturday at the “Dogpound” at Pambula Beach.
Beginning at 9am Saturday with the first of the junior league matches and running right through to the first grade game which starts at 4.30pm, rugby league fans are assured of a veritable feast of action on the day.
In the senior games the Tasco sponsored Bluedogs will take on the competition leaders the Moruya Sharks. Like the Bluedogs, the Sharks have re-entered the Group 16 competition in 2012.
The Sharks have enjoyed immediate success, winning both the pre-season competition and the sevens, which they hosted to begin the year. Conversely, the Bluedogs form has been up and down throughout the season.
The Bluedogs suffered two heavy losses to traditional heavyweights Bega and Eden in recent weeks. Last week’s bye has come at a good time for the Bluedogs allowing them to re-group.
An improvement in the basics will be needed for the first grade squad. Poor handling has cost dearly in the last two losses, meaning the team was constantly defending.
The Bluedogs considered themselves unlucky to come away from Moruya with a draw when the two sides last met. A reproduction of that early season form should see a cracker game on Saturday.
The reserve grade team played one of their best games against Eden two weeks ago and will look to improve further on that effort.
Korie Elton and Jim Mikula led the young team around well and were supported by Rhys Noble, Todd Deenen, Andrew Rutherford and Blake Morrisey.
Naton Kabilu had an outstanding game and several of the talented under 18s stepped up into the senior grade.
In League Tag, the ‘Hotdoggies’ lost narrowly to Eden and will be out to return to the winners circle this week. The ladies team has improved immensely this year and with an inclusion of some exciting new talent since the start of the season, will look to continue their winning record over Moruya.
The under 18s will play Bega Roosters on Saturday in an extra game in their competition. The boys had an unscheduled weekend off last week when they received a forfeit from Tathra/Cobargo.
The Bluedogs have been in great form, winning their last two games. Several of the team have shown great club spirit, stepping up to represent the club in the senior grades. All who have done so have proven they have the ability to succeed at this level.
Full canteen facilities will be available throughout the day with bar facilities available after the completion of under 18s.
All players and supporters are invited back to the Top Pub in Pambula, after the first grade match for the presentations and further celebrations.