Gla­di­a­tors con­tinue hot streak

Dom­i­nant team turns eyes to fi­nals after an­other win

Central and North Burnett Times - - WEEKEND - Philippe Co­querand philippe.co­querand@cnbtimes.com.au ■ The Gla­di­a­tors will host the Tigers this Satur­day night at 5pm.

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.

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