After 13 rounds of football, the Toowoomba Clydesdales might still be at the bottom of the FOGS Colts Challenge ladder – however, they are slowly building as a team and are providing pathways to players from the area.
Their hooker Tristan Hope was also recently selected in the Queensland Under 18 team to take on NSW as the curtain raiser to State of Origin Game II at the MCG on Wednesday.
Last weekend, the Darling Downs side secured a tough 22-20 win over the Tweed Heads Seagulls, their third win of the season.
Both teams scored four tries in the match, but three goals from centre Zac Morris tipped the match in their favour.
While they have not had an ideal start to the year results-wise, they are only one point behind their defeated Round 13 opposition the Seagulls who sit on nine points.
If other results go their way, another win this weekend could push them up one rung on the ladder.
However, it will be a tough game against the sixth-placed Norths Devils who know that a win could see them move into the top five.
The last time these two teams met was in Round 6, where the Clydesdales came into the match off a bye and went down 46-6.
This time around it will be the Devils who are coming off a bye going into this game and this time they will not have the home advantage.
Both teams will have much to play for in this weekend’s game, which will kick off at 2pm at Gold Park in Toowoomba.
The rest of the round will be short with byes to Wynnum Manly Seagulls and Ipswich Jets.
The round kicks off on Sunday morning with Tweed Heads hosting the Redcliffe Dolphins while further up the coast the still undefeated Burleigh Bears take on the Souths Logan Magpies.
The remaining match of the round will see the Sunshine Coasts Falcons go up against the Easts Tigers.