BIG BUCCS: The Buccaneers forward pack has been one of the success stories for the club this season.
BIG BUCCS: The Buccaneers forward pack has been one of the success stories for the club this season.

Crunch game for Buccaneers

By RODNEY STEVENS

newsroom@dailyexaminer.com.au

AFTER losing their last three matches it is crunch time for the Pacific Hotel Yamba Buccaneers in a must-win game against Ballina.

Following last week's upset loss to lower placed Casino 34-22 the Buccaneers will be looking to turn the corner after mid-season slump after their extremely positive start to the season.

The Buccaneers lineup is sporting a few changes for this week with Scott Moore, Luke Manning and Josh Byrnes all out due to injury.

Buccaneers coach Andrew Bennett said following a resufffle the players who have been brought into the team are more than capable of doing the job.

"After Ballina we have 4 of our next five games at home which will hopefully give us a good run to the finals," he said.

"We have had one game at home in the past seven weeks which has been difficult for the club for a number of reasons."

Yamba and Ballina will be without their backline stars for the clash.

The Buccaneers will once again miss the services of fullback Adrian Miller while the Seahorses will lose Luke Sullivan to Country du- ty.

YAMBA BUCCANEERS: Fullback, Liam Jones; Wingers,Nathan Hensby, Bede Hunt; Centres, Lee Everett, Tristan Allard; Five-Eighth, Anthony Begg; Halfback, Rob Imeson; Props, Ben Lardner, Anthony Edwards; Hooker, Peter Davis; Second Row, Sean Riley, Kane Aeschliman; Flankers, Luke Turner, Ben Hennesey; Lock, Paul Hope. Coach: Andrew Bennett.



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