DEX Sport quotes of the week
GRAFTON Ghosts brotherhood, financial boost for the July Racing Carnival and the triumphant return of the Iluka Cossacks feature in this week's sporting highlights in the Clarence Valley.
"In the side they are all good mates, they spend a lot of time together off the paddock, so when they do play, they play for one another." - Joe Kinnane about the tenacity and teamwork at the Ghosts this season.
"The decision to conduct both races for $160,000 this year will ensure both listed races continue to attract support from the best stables." - Graeme Green on the prizemoney rise for the two major July Carnival races.
"There was a lot of passion in the play and a lot of physicality." - Iluka captain Kris Thomsen on the local derby against Yamba.
"We need to work on polishing up these moves where we are getting through them but the last pass just doesn't stick." - Ron Gordon on what the Rebels need to improve on ahead of the local derby.
"He'll finalise the 24 down to 18 after this weekend." - Group 2 coach Steve Carter has picked a top squad to tackle Group 3.