Gladiators continue hot streak
Dominant team turns eyes to finals after another win
RUGBY LEAGUE: The Gayndah Gladiators were triumphant against the Biggenden Warriors, scoring 36-6 in front of a full home crowd.
The game marked the end of the footy season before the semi-finals start this weekend.
Gladiators coach Rob Linsket said his team played well and he couldn’t find fault in their performance.
“It was a tough game of footy; the Biggenden Warriors really stuck to us with big hits coming from everywhere,” he said.
“It was a physical game, the Warriors have definitely come a long way since the start of the year.”
Linkset praised his team for giving their all during the last round of footy and said his players would continue to thrive against the Mundubbera Tigers on Saturday night.
“The Tigers are the defending premiers and are the favourites to win the final this year,” he said.
“We are a very young side at the moment and the Tigers have been defending premiers for a few years so I can’t say whether or not they’ll win until it comes to the grand final in a few weeks.”
It’s the first time Linkset has coached the A-grade team and is optimistic he’ll be coaching in 2018.
“I’ve gone through from the under-12s team and coached every team but the A-grade so this year I’ve done it and I’ve really enjoyed it,” Linsket said.
“I’ll just get through this year first, I’ve still got the semi-finals and then the
❝ I’d like to do it again, the team is great, the coaching staff are good and everyone all works well together. — Rob Linsket
grand final and then I’ll consider it.
“I’d like to do it again, the team is great, the coaching staff are good and everyone works well together.”
The highlight for Linsket this season has been the way his players communicate with one another.
He said the Gladiators are proving to be the team to beat this season.
“I’ve really enjoyed how the boys have all committed themselves to this team, they’ve played well and are working well as a team,” he said.
“They help out amongst their community and it has been a really good competition with Biggenden, Eidsvold and Mundubbera.”
It’s hard to find just one highlight, Linsket said.
“It’s been a team effort all the way through, it’s a team sport and that’s what your team goes for,” Linsket said.
“We’ll be working on running the lines, ensuring all the players are well rested and ready for the semi-final this weekend.
“Nothing changes just because it’s semi-finals time.”
CLASH: A Gladiators player is taken down in a tackle during thematch at the weekend. PHOTOS: ADAM MCCLEERY
The Gladiators gave the Warriors a thrashing.
It was a fast-paced game with plenty of action.