SOUTHS� first Queensland Cup outing may not have produced the Club�s desired results but the teams have regrouped in preparation for what is sure to be an explosive first home game this Sunday.
While Saturday�s results against Easts were disappointing, the coaching staff has identified areas that can easily be developed in order to produce the winning results the Club deserves. The players� fitness levels and ability were again on show last Saturday and, as displayed in the Club�s last four outings, each team can score trys.
When the team are in possession, they pose a dangerous threat to their opposition.
Most disappointing from the weekend�s efforts was the injury to Queensland Cup player Zeb Dewson (dislocated knee), however, early examinations have revealed that his recovery should be limited to three to four weeks. Reserve grader Aaron McMahon�s injury required minor surgery and should sideline him for two weeks.
A concussion will put Colt Andrew McCrowan out of action this week as well.
At the teams� training session on Monday night, Daniel Irvine (Queensland Cup) was voted the players� player while Eddie Burton took out the honour in the Mixwell Cup division and Daniel Joyce in the Colts. Souths take on Norths this Saturday at Davies Park from 12 noon.
Queensland Cup team for Saturday March 20: Nathan Roe, Jason Hynes, Nick Emmett, Grant Lewis, Rick Dodd, Cameron Joyce, Jace Van Dijk (c), Darren Glase, Daniel Irvine, Josh Dillon, Stan Fau, Ben Watt, Aaron Lewis, Kevin Prior, James Api, Zeb Kyle. Bench yet to be finalised.