After a tough defeat in Round 14 at the hands of the Redcliffe Dolphins, the Toowoomba Clydesdales were able to get the two points last weekend with a 34-20 win over the Ipswich Jets.
After a run of losses, the players were able to lift for this game and the players had much more enthusiasm for this game, Clydesdales game development officer and Colts coach Dean Bosnich said.
‘There was a shift in attitude and a willingness to compete harder’
“The players ran their own pre-game warm-up and we put a lot of responsibility back on them for their preparation during the week, so full credit must go to them for really stepping up,” Bosnich said.
“There was a shift in attitude and a willingness to compete harder which was the main difference in getting a better performance.”
‘A’ for effort
Clydesdales’ Kyle Wagner scored a double to assist his team to victory and Bosnich was more than pleased.
“Kyle has been great all year. You can never fault his effort and attitude so it was not surprising to see him rewarded with a couple tries,” Bosnich said.
The Clydesdales will have the home advantage this weekend when they host the Magpies on Sunday, kicking off at 2pm.
(Update - the game has been moved to Herb Steinohrt Oval - the home of Valleys).
“We know it will be a tough game as they are a big side, so we will have to be willing to work even harder in defence and the ruck,” Bosnich said.
Round 16 will kick off on Saturday with the Burleigh Bears hosting the Dolphins at 2pm and continue on Sunday with the Devils against the Sunshine Coast Falcons from noon.
The Tweed Heads Seagulls will host the Easts Tigers to complete the round for this week, starting at 10.30am.
The Wynnum Manly Seagulls and Ipswich Jets have byes this week.