Redmen rugby hit by injury

AN injury-plagued Grafton Redmen side faces a stiff test today when they hit the road to tackle defending Far North Coast Rugby Union premiers, the Lennox Head Trojans, at Lennox Head.

Grafton's indifferent start to the season will be made harder with a number of injuries to key players really testing the club's depth against a Trojans side that will be smarting after their loss last weekend at Wollongbar.

With key forwards Chris Jackson and Nathan Cooper in doubt, Grafton's preferred tactic to deny the fast Lennox backs sufficient ball could be thrown into disarray.

However it is not all doom and gloom according to Grafton co-coach Scott Forwell, who was still upbeat about his side's chances despite two losses to open the season.

“We really have been our own worst enemies,” he said.

“We've shown enough in each game to prove that we are more than competitive with the best sides in the competition. It's just a concentration thing, playing out the full 80 minutes and executing the little things better. To date, we have not been able to do that.”

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