PROWLING PACK: The Buccaneers forwards swamped Lismore last weekend, setting up opportunities for their backs. Photo: DEBRAH N
PROWLING PACK: The Buccaneers forwards swamped Lismore last weekend, setting up opportunities for their backs. Photo: DEBRAH N

Begg out but Bucs cocky

By TONY WHITE

twhite@dailyexaminer.com.au

THE absence of Pacific Hotel Yamba Buccaneers star fiveeighth Anthony Begg has foced a backline reshuffle for today's FNC rugby match against Wollongbar-Alstobville in Wollongbar.

Begg has commitments in Sydney.

Buccaneers coach Andrew Bennett has switched centre Lee Everett to fly-half and Jackson Green comes into the centre position.

Second-rower Brendan Rich also moves up to first grade with Ken Henbrow dropping back to third's.

Despite Begg's unavailability the Buccaneers camp remain confident they can avenge last year's early loss to Wollongbar-Astonville. Wollongbar-Astonville were actually the only win for the Buccaneers last season when they defeated them at home.

The 'Bucs' were ultra impressive with a 29-nil defeat of Lismore at Yamba Oval last week.

If there was a weakness last week it was in the line outs were clean ball was rare and the line out cohesion often broke down.

Bennett has worked hard on the line out at training with hooker Pete Davis getting plenty of accurate throwing practice.

Buccaneers training has been particularly strong this week and the boys are keen to continue their winning momentum.

Fullback Adrian Miller's clash with former Bourke player Andrew Bennett and the form of Mitch McLennan will be key points.



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