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Lessons from coach Capewell have Tigers primed

The best forward packs invariably contain an organiser, two runners, two defenders and a someone who is hard to define.

Souths Tigers prop Kyle Peterson is still finding his role, but he is keen to make sure he is doing it his job on Saturday against Goodna.

“We can still make finals and that has to be our attitude,” Peterson said.

“Our coach Liam Capewell (main image) has already spoken to us about being positive and ready to play on Saturday.

“We have to turn up and be prepared to wait for 80 minutes to win, because we have shown at times this year we can do it, but we get impatient.

“On Saturday, we let them score in the 72nd minute and then try and score ourselves to win, instead of doing the little things right.

“It’s the hard way of doing it.”

Peterson was not only positive about Souths chances this round, but also his coach Capewell, a former premiership-wining Ipswich Jet.

“Liam has been great for me; he is really simple and breaks it down so it makes sense.

“We just have to be prepared to do it.”

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West End v Norths Tigers

West End showed plenty of class in their 44-12 win over Valleys last week. Valleys were in second place and the Bulldogs growled at them and ran away with the bone.

In the second half, the Dogs went wild and took their 16-6 half-time lead to the final comprehensive result.

West End will be looking to consolidate that win this week against Norths and make sure that performance can be replicated in the finals next week.

Norths were winners in Round 9 as well, but their game against Souths was a 1980s-style dogfight.

At 12-12 with five minutes remaining, Ty Humphries scored for the Tigers, with the successful conversion sealing the win 18-12.

Norths started well, leading 12-0, but from there Souths showed character to keep fighting. However, Norths just finished with that touch of class.

Both teams have finals dreams, so this week is the chance to get ready for the big date next week.

Souths Tigers v Goodna Eagles

Souths showed character and fight to keep coming back at Norths last week, and they will need both of those qualities this week against Goodna.

Souths lost to Norths right at full-time after giving up a 12-0 lead, but if they give Goodna a 12-0 lead and try to fight back, they won’t be so fortunate this weekend.

Souths are unlikely to play finals, but they will want to finish this season playing good football and take their lessons to 2021.

Goodna are just like West Indian cricket great Viv Richards, strolling to the crease with no helmet and chewing gum; they dare you not be on your game.

Goodna put on a show on Saturday and scored 15 tries, it was brutal and truly worrying for the other teams in the Volunteers Cup that such a performance was able to be summoned so close to the finals.

Goodna’s forwards looked like they were holding a tennis ball as they charged up-field, offloading and fending their way to tries.

This will be Goodna’s last tune up for finals.

Gatton Hawks v Valleys Roosters

Poor Gatton had to come across Goodna in a mood on their home ground. Gatton had more injuries than MASH and were down to 11 men.

There were some noble warriors for Gatton, but the hill was too steep and plenty of men did not make it to the top.

Gatton will be hoping they can be a different side this week with key players back and their full side for finals.

Valleys did not perform like a second-placed team about to head to finals and that will hurt the proud Toowoomba club.

Valleys rested some players, so will be confident that given their full strength side they can get back to finals form in the last round.

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