Buccs welcome key players
By RODNEY STEVENS
IN a bid to turn around last week's loss, the Pacific Hotel Yamba Buccaneers have made team changes for this weekend's game against Casino.
"Hopefully we're back to a more balanced outfit," said Yamba Buccaneers coach Andrew Bennett.
The Buccaneers have been strengthened with both second-rower Kane Aeschlimann in the side and Rob Imeson back at halfback after missing last weekend's loss to Lismore.
After the abysmal performance in the lineouts in last weeks game, Bennett said the Buccaneers have been concentrating on lineouts and set plays at training.
"We have tried to simplify things, if you make a simple game complex it sometimes confuses people," he said.
The Buccaneers have worked on a number of things at training and have elected to have three line out jumpers for this weekends game.
After only winning one game last year Bennett believes as a result of a good start to the season that the players have put too high expectations on themselves.
"We've started to worry a lot about the end of season instead of concentrating on the next week," he said.
With a couple of positional changes this week the Buccaneers will concentrate on the basics of the game in order to beat Casino said Bennett.
"Our emphasis will be going back to having fun and enjoyment and I believe the points will come from that," he said.
Casino are traditionally strong in the forwards and they now have got a back- line with potency out wide said Bennett.
Team changes and getting back to the basics are the way The Pacific Hotel Yamba Buccaneers plan to beat Casino this weekend.
Yamba: Fullback, Luke Many; Wingers, Liam Jones, Scott Moore; Centres, Lee Everett, Tristan Allard; Five-eighth, Anthony Begg; Halfback, Rob Imeson; Props, Ben Lardner, Anthony Edwards Hooker, Pete Davis; Second-row, Sean Riley, Kane Aeschlimann; Flankers, Luke Turner, Josh Byrnes; Lock, Paul Hope.