Jets fired up for rum­ble in PNG

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT - RIKKI- LEE ARNOLD

IP­SWICH co- coach Ben Walker has de­clared that no other team in the In­trust Su­per Cup is play­ing bet­ter than the Jets in the lead up to this year’s fi­nals.

The sev­enth- placed Jets will to­day take on the com­pe­ti­tion­lead­ing Hunters in Port Moresby, in what is ex­pected to be the game of the round.

If Ip­swich man­age to claim the two points over PNG — who have not won since Round 18 — they could move on to equal points with fi­nals con­tenders, Townsville.

And Walker, who coaches the side with his brother Shane, be­lieves they are in the best po­si­tion pos­si­ble to cause that up­set in Port Moresby to­day.

“There isn’t a team play­ing bet­ter than us right now,” he said.

“We need to win our next three games. For­tu­nately we’re com­ing into this one with a huge amount of con­fi­dence.

“We’re play­ing bet­ter than we have all year but we’re still not guar­an­teed a spot in the fi­nals yet. When we do ( make it), we’ll be in great shape.”

Else­where to­day, North­ern Pride will host Souths Lo­gan, Mackay will meet Sun­shine Coast and the CQ Capras will take on Townsville.

Jets coach Ben Walker.

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