Devils reinforcements incoming
ISIS Devils coach Simon Ricciardi has issued a call to arms for the Devils faithful after the club suffered its second consecutive loss.
While not at panic stations just yet, the Devils’ 50-4 capitulation to Wests at Salter Oval at the weekend was not a pretty sight.
“It was embarrassing really but we’re struggling with depth,” Ricciardi said.
“In saying that, there are still 13 players on the field capable of putting in an effort and that didn’t happen.”
With third spot on the Bundaberg Rugby League table beckoning, the Devils could not match its rivals who ran in 10 tries to one.
“Wests had more control and were faster on the field,” he said.
“Our defence leaked too many tries and we just didn’t play like a unit.”
In some potential good news for the proud club, Ricciardi said it had secured the signatures of up to five former A-grade players to renew the side’s push for a finals spot.
While reluctant to name the players, Ricciardi said they would add much-needed depth to the club if the signings were approved at BRL headquarters this week.
“We need to get back on track but it’s a long year and grand finals aren’t won now,” he said.
The Devils play Waves Tigers at home this weekend.
The Tigers lost to Brothers last week 86-12.
FILE PHOTO: Isis Devils have more ground to make up after a big defeat to Wests at the weekend.