Make or break for Maclean

By TONY WHITE

twhite@dailyexaminer.com.au

A PLACE in the final eight of the prestigious statewide University Rugby League Shield competition will be up for grabs today when Maclean High School clashes with Coonabarabran.

In 2002, with Luke Douglas, now a Cronulla Sharks first grader, in the team, Maclean travelled to Coonabarabran only to lose at the same stage of the competition.

"We're out for revenge," Maclean coach Andrew Ford said.

"It will be good playing at home and we owe Coonabarabran one. The team has basically been together for the past three years, but for one of the rare occasions we'll have everybody on deck."

Maclean had forfeits against Richmond River and Woodenbong, beat Casino 28-12 and Ballina 30-16 in the North Coast Championships.

Captain and halfback Jackson Philp, centre Callum Lenard, forwards Alex Price, Guy Barlow and Luke Douglas's brother, lock Kane, are the likely stars for Maclean.

The match is scheduled to commence at 11am at Maclean High School.



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