Falcons back after shock defeat

LAST week's bone-jarring defeat at the hands of emerging powerhouse Bundaberg Turtles was just the thing Alloway Falcons needed, according to coach Nathan Freeman.

The wings of the Falcons were cruelly clipped by the dominant Turtles with the score blowing out to a disappointing 50-12 last weekend.

Freeman said players would shape up against Isis Crushers tonight with the defeat still fresh in their minds.

“I think it was a bit of a wake-up call for us,” he said

“The guys have been hitting training paddock pretty hard, I think they want to make sure they never feel like they did after the game again.”

Freeman said the addition of Queensland Schoolboys scrum-half Kyle Galloway to the team would add some much-needed pace and attacking potential.

“He's only young, but from what I've seen, the guy really knows how to play,” he said.

“Kyle moves in quick around the ruck and he knows how to move the ball.”

Also bolstering the Falcons will be new recruit Anthony “Avatar” Matthews in the second row.

The Northern Districts Rugby League convert stands 193cm and has shown promising signs in training drills.

“Avatar's going to be a warrior for us and he's going to be very, very handy to have in line-outs.”

Alloway Falcons will face Isis Crushers at Across The Waves Sportsground at 8 o'clock tonight.

Barbarians will play Turtles at 6.30pm.

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