Devil of a battle against premiers

Isis Devils’ Tony McMeekin tries to break through the Waves defence.
Isis Devils’ Tony McMeekin tries to break through the Waves defence. Scottie Simmonds

DEVILS coach Greg Royan has called on the Isis faithful to turn out in support of their team in its battle against reigning premiers Brothers on Sunday afternoon.

Royan hopes some cheering at the Furnace and a home-ground advantage can give his team the edge it needs to topple the reigning premiers.

Brothers are undefeated this year and will enter the match on a high after their demolition of Wests in a whitewash at Salter Oval last Saturday.

Royan said his team faced a tough battle and would need all the help it could get against the in-form Brothers side.

"We want footy fans and supporters of the team to come down to the game and we'd like them to be vocal in their support," he said.

"The team gets a real lift playing at the Furnace, so we're hoping the crowd gets on board."

The task will be made tougher by a serious ankle injury suffered by seasoned campaigner, second-rower turned centre Matt Curtis.

"Matt's represented Bundaberg and has a wealth of experience to draw upon, so that's going to be a bit of a kick in the guts," Royan said.

The team was keen to prove itself after a disappointing 26-22 loss to Hervey Bay at Stafford Park last weekend, he said.

"The guys felt a little bit robbed down there," he said.

"They know it's going to take a big effort against Brothers but if they stick to their game plan, there's no reason they can't be competitive."

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