Gun pair return to take on Tigers
ROBERT Lui and Glenn Hall have been brought into the Townsville Blackhawks team for tomorrow’s televised Intrust Super Cup game against the Easts Tigers.
Lui’s inclusion will see the return of the Blackhawks’ gun halves combination of himself and Michael Parker- Walshe, who have not played together since the Blackhawks’ 46- 6 thumping of the CQ Capras in Round 14.
Hall was rested from the Blackhawks’ 50- 6 win over Norths Devils last week, but makes a welcome return to a Blackhawks pack.
The Tigers will field a full- strength side brimming with confidence after their 18- 16 win over thirdplaced Wynnum Manly last week, and will have the services of Melbourne Storm- contracted players Shaun Nona, Mahe Fonua, Matt Duffie and Christian Welch.
But the Blackhawks, who with Lui and Hall now have five NRL- contracted players in their team tomorrow, still expect another win after overpowering the Tigers 40- 12 in Round 8.
“It’s obviously a great pair to get back and we probably play our best footy when Rob and Michael are in the halves together,” Blackhawks coach Kristian Woolf said.
“Glenn brings a lot of experience as well and he certainly adds a lot to the side, so we’re always glad to have those boys with us.
It’s obviously a great pair to get
back and we probably play our best footy when Rob and Michael are in the halves together KRISTIAN WOOLF
Hu- ghes trained last night and got through it really well, so he’ll go back to fullback for us and that’s where he obviously prefers to be.”
Jonathon Reuben is a late withdrawal after suffering a hamstring strain during training this week, with Kyle Feldt likely to play on the wing and Noel Underwood again shifting to centre.
Having scored relatively comfortable victories in their past four games, Woolf said he was relishing the opportunity for his team to get a thorough hit- out against the Tigers tomorrow.
The match will be followed by a game away to the PNG Hunters.
“Not only do we get the opportunity to take on two of the best teams in this competition, we also get to do it at their home grounds,” he said.
“Easts have been one of our greatest challenges this year and will be even tougher at home and coming off some strong recent performances.”
Tomorrow’s game will be broadcast from 1.30pm on Channel 9.