Blackhawks welcome back half for Tigers
THE loss of one key player will be compensated for with the return of another as the Townsville Blackhawks brace for another test of their premiership mettle this weekend.
Second rower Rhyse Martin is set to miss up to four weeks after suffering an ankle strain in Saturday’s 50- 6 win over North Devils, although fullback Jahrome Hughes – who had also suffered an ankle strain – could be available for Sunday’s clash against the fifth- placed Easts Tigers.
Another boost for Townsville is the return Michael Parker- Walshe from a corked knee, with his naming in the halves alongside Tom Humble.
“Jahrome’s not over the line yet, but we’re hopeful he’ll be right,” Blackhawks coach Kristian Woolf said.
“Having Michael ( ParkerWalshe) back will be a boost for the boys, especially on the left edge.”
The Blackhawks are uncertain of having the services of Cowboys– allocated players Robert Lui, Glenn Hall and Ray Thompson, who were yesterday not named in the Cowboys team to play Manly.
“If we want to be there at the end of the season and playing for keeps … then we certainly have to be able to beat these teams, and we’re looking forward to the challenge,” Woolf said.