Sea Ea­gles to kick-start sea­son

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

AUSSIE RULES

AF­TER a promis­ing pre­sea­son which has reaped three wins from four games, the Whit­sun­day Sea Ea­gles are ready to soar.

The AFL Mackay Al­lied Pick­fords Cup will kick-off this week­end, with the Sea Ea­gles hop­ing to take their im­pres­sive pre-sea­son form into the sea­son opener against Eastern Swans.

Whit­sun­day, who fin­ished fifth in last year’s com­pe­ti­tion, ac­counted for Bak­ers Creek and Mag­pies when they hosted the pre-sea­son car­ni­val ear­lier this month then backed-up to de­feat Rock­hamp­ton’s Glen­more Bulls.

How­ever this week’s chal­lenge will be a far sterner test, with the pre-sea­son premiers turn­ing heads at the Whit­sun­day car­ni­val.

The Swans went un­de­feated in the com­pe­ti­tion at the Whit­sun­day Sportspark, thump­ing last year’s grand fi­nal­ists Mackay City in the de­cider. The teams will do battle at Rogers Oval on Satur­day from 2.45pm.

In other matches, Saints will host Hawks while Tigers and Mag­pies will do battle.

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