OFFLOAD: Isis's Marcus Sinclair looks to pass the ball against the Turtles.
OFFLOAD: Isis's Marcus Sinclair looks to pass the ball against the Turtles. Craig Warhurst

Isis aiming for top-two finish over Pythons

THE Isis Crushers hope tonight's match against the Pythons will be the perfect end to their regular season.

The two sides face off in the final regular season match, before fronting up again next week in the first week of the finals.

Despite both teams having nothing to play for, as both will battle for a grand final spot next week anyway, Isis won't play as if that is the case.

Instead they are focused on ending the season the right way.

Crushers team manager Darren Golchert said the side would play like they always had.

"We'll be turning up to win the game,” he said.

"We want to end the season in the top two.”

And the Crushers are not worried about getting injuries in the dead rubber.

"Any game of rugby gets injuries,” Golchert said.

"You are actually more chance of getting injured if you don't play hard.”

This was shown last week with three injuries during the scratch match win against The Waves after they forfeited.

Two look likely to be out including Layton Chambers.

"If they are not up to play we will not play them,” Golchert said.

"We have a full team and a bench so we should be right if they don't play.”

Golchert said that gave others the chance to shine.

"We'll make sure our reserves get more game time,” he said.

"The Saturday just gone most of them played well, so we'll continue to give them the chance to play more.”

The team manager said their discipline would also be important.

"We need to continue our good discipline from recent weeks,” Golchert said.

"Our structured style of play, including our scrum and lineout, will also be vital in gaining the win.”

The Pythons will be looking for their first win in three rounds.

The match starts at 8pm at The Waves Sports Ground.



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