South Western Times

Spate of injuries hits Boomers’ stability


Eaton Boomers coach Darren Rigby probably wonders if someone wearing red-and-blue ran over a black cat before the start of the season, given the present injury crisis his side faces.

“Our issue is stability at the moment,” Rigby said ahead of Saturday’s clash against HarveyBrun­swick-Leschenaul­t at Brunswick Oval. “We lost four players in the first week against Bunbury.

“And we have actually lost at least one player per week, for different reasons, medium to longterm.

“To give you a better idea and paint a better picture, we have played 32 different players across four games in the senior side.”

But Rigby’s men will maintain their structures against the Lions as the Boomers aim to grab a win against a flow of unwanted results.

“I tell my boys to always go out and enjoy what they do,” Rigby said. “If you are not enjoying it, you are probably in the wrong place.

“But we will definitely stick to structure and game plan/style which suits who we have got on the park that day. I guess it is ‘go out and do what you do best’ — and when we do that properly and consistent­ly, we should come away with a good result.”

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