DEVILS HOLD NO FEAR

Isis Town and Country - - Front Page - Alex Russo Work ex­pe­ri­ence journo

ISIS Devils pres­i­dent Bill Trevor has said on a good day his team is ca­pa­ble of beat­ing any op­po­si­tion in the A-grade com­pe­ti­tion of the Bund­aberg Rugby League.

He is hop­ing that’s the case when Isis matches up against Wests Pan­thers at Sal­ter Oval Sun­day af­ter­noon.

A week af­ter los­ing third spot to Wests, when the Pan­thers trounced Easts and Isis lost to Broth­ers, they will be look­ing to re­gain that po­si­tion fol­low­ing a win this week­end.

And the key to vic­tory in the clash will be stop­ping Wests cen­tre Joel Turaga.

The hulk­ing cen­tre played a hand­ful of games for Isis in 2014 af­ter leav­ing the 2013 Wests premier­ship team be­fore be­ing sus­pended for a shoul­der charge.

Af­ter that sus­pen­sion was served he did not play for Isis again, much to the Devils’ dis­may.

His skill and strength were missed, es­pe­cially in the grand fi­nal, when Isis fell just short of win­ning the 2014 grand fi­nal in a hard-fought game against Wests.

Turaga is back in a Wests jersey this year and af­ter a good sea­son de­but at the week­end where he scored two tries in Wests’ 40-26 win will be look­ing to be one of the stand­outs in the game.

Trevor said there was one way to stop Turaga, which was a tried and true method.

“Get around his an­kles be­fore he gains pace,” was Trevor’s ad­vice to the Isis play­ers.

“When he gets within 25-30m of the line with a winger and a cen­tre in front of him, he is hard to stop.”

Trevor also said along with Turaga, they will also look­out for the Pan­thers half­back and lock.

At the week­end Isis was belted af­ter a hor­ren­dous night in front of their home crowd, as they got beaten 40-10 by Broth­ers.

And Trevor said the Isis stocks would be bol­stered with the re­turn of Jake Thompson and Royce Blair.

Along with the re­turn of Thompson and Blair, Trevor said he was ex­pect­ing a big game from one of the for­wards.

“The team looks up to the cap­tain, Peter Grant, be­cause he leads from the front,” he said.

You can catch the Devils play Broth­ers at 3pm at Sal­ter Oval.

PHOTO: ALIS­TAIR BRIGHT­MAN

KEY PLAYER: Tim Cole will be just one of the key play­ers for the Devils this week­end against Wests.

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