Another tune-up for the Rhinos

AFTER their Round 1 win against Lower Clarence in the Charity Shield the Grafton Rhinos are out to make it two on the trot.

The Shaun Fathers-coached Rhinos will have their work cut out against Evans Head who gave the Ghosts a run for their money last week.

The Bombers boast a big side and are rumoured to be semi-final contenders this season.

With Byron Bay not fielding a first grade side in 2011 Evans are expected to pick up some Red Devils players, adding to their overall depth.

Fathers said his side will be missing three players who took the field against Lower last week but expects his team to show improvement against the Bombers

“Josh Harris, Regan Burley and Ricky Farr are playing in a cricket grand final so Steve Kirby will come into the run-on side as hooker,” Fathers said.

“Jope will move from fullback to lock and big Johnny will be on one wing. He might be big but he has brilliant footwork.”

Fathers admits he hasn't seen much of Evans Head but did get a glimpse last week when they played the Ghosts.

“I was running around organising our guys but I did get a quick look at them,” he said.

“They have a bit of size about them and look solid in defence.

“For us this week is about improving and getting set for the season opener at home against Casino.”



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