Finals race set to be shaken up this week
TIME is running out for Eastern Suburbs as they aim to charge towards the finals.
On Saturday the team faces Hervey Bay, the top team in the Bundaberg Rugby League competition, at Stafford Park, looking to reduce the gap to the Wallaroos for the fifth and final spot in the finals.
Easts need at least three wins to overtake the Roos in the final few rounds, which means they will need to upset someone along the way.
Unfortunately they have lost their last two matches and face a Seagulls team in red-hot form.
The Seagulls will be looking to win their 14th straight win, having not dropped a game this season, as they inch close to a second successive minor premiership.
Recently boosted by the return of coach Tye Ingebrigtsen they have won their last three matches by an average of 35 points.
All the action starts at 5.30pm.
Meanwhile the Roos will face the Isis Devils at Salter Oval on Sunday.
If Easts lose and Roos win, the Maryborough team would be four points clear and in prime position to book a finals berth.
The Devils will be aiming to cause an upset and put on a good show in one of their final matches for the season.
That match starts at 1.15pm and is the first match on in the A-grade on Sunday.