900kg of power packing a punch
THEY are big, bad and the Alloway Falcons want Bundaberg Rugby Union to know that they mean business.
Leading into the first game of the second annual Spring Cup, no team is more confident than the Alloway Falcons.
Boasting a forward pack with the combined weight of almost 900kg, captain-coach Nathan Freeman is ready to unleash the beast in tonight's opener against Hervey Bay Mariners.
“It's the biggest forward pack I have seen out here in a long time, possibly the biggest the club has had,” Freeman said.
Second-rower Esau Taufafo is adding his considerable weight behind his captain.
The 130kg forward is challenging the rest of the competition to take Alloway on in the forwards.
“We plan to take them on in the forwards and we've got the size and the power to do it,” he said.
But it is not just Alloway that is excited about the new competition.
After a rough winter competition earlier this year, the new cup will allow a new birth for the sport.
East Coast Buccaneers, who were forced to pull out of the competition this year, will be welcomed back to Bundaberg Rugby Union in a match against favourites Wests Buccaneers in the first game tonight. Isis will have a bye in the first round.
The first game will kick off at the Across The Waves Sports Complex at 6.30pm.