Bulls on the horns of an injury dilemma
THE Charters Towers Bulls are limping towards the finish line, but coach Lenny Knuth says they are still showing grit.
The TDRU A- grade newcomers are out of the finals race and enduring a horrific run of injuries. Starting players Shane Fraser ( broken hand), Karl Knuth ( collarbone) and Tim Baira ( sternum) all suffered season- ending injuries during last weekend’s loss to Teachers West.
“Injuries have hurt us, and the trouble for us is that we don’t really have the game knowledge to cover them,” Knuth said.
“These things happen if you play contact sport, injuries are part of the game, but last weekend really hurt us.”
The Bulls have returned to the competition for the first time in more than 20 years, and scored a pair of wins along with a handful of competitive results. After tonight’s game against Burdekin, the Bulls finish the season with clashes against Ross River ( away) and Brothers ( home).
“All we can do is put this season down to experience, and try and right it next year if the boys are still keen,” Knuth said. “I know they are, and I think we can really build from this.”
The Bulls play a welcome home game tonight, their fifth of the season as part of the club’s sponsors weekend.
A full day’s worth of junior games will also be played in Charters Towers tomorrow. TDRU Round 18: Tonight: 8.20pm Charters Towers v Burdekin, Charters Towers. Tomorrow: 3.20pm Teachers West v Ross River, Warrina Park; 3.40pm North Ward v Brothers, Mike Carney Toyota Park.