The Waves' Tien Nguyen.
The Waves' Tien Nguyen. Mike Knott BUN280517LEAGUE9

Tigers hunt down Devils

LEAGUE: The Waves and Antonio Kaufusi know they need to win soon to make sure of their finals spot in the Bundaberg Rugby League.

The side this week will take on the Isis Devils at Salter Oval and is currently part of a logjam on the ladder for the last two spots in the finals.

A record of four wins and six losses has the side fifth on the ladder, level in wins with Easts (fourth) and Wests (sixth).

With finals for the first five teams, one will miss out on the chance to play.

And that's something the Tigers are aware of.

"The boys know what is going on,” Kaufusi said.

"We know that we've got to start dragging the wins out of the team.”

The Tigers are not taking the Devils lightly.

"This year's competition is a lot more even and you can't take anybody lightly,” he said.

"It's all about what we can do and we can't worry about what the other team.”

Kaufusi said he hoped last week's effort could be replicated with the side bravely playing Hervey Bay and losing with just 13 players.

"All players just got on getting the job done,” he said.

"We had players including a winger playing as a forward and they just stepped up.

"I hope they repeat that this week.”

The Devils they are hoping to turn their season around after not winning since round one.

"They are a tough side and did beat us at home earlier this season,” Devils captain Jake Thompson said.

"We'll be aiming for a bit of revenge.”

The side is dealing with a couple of issues.

"There's been a lot of injuries and we don't have much depth with no reserves side,” Thompson said.

"No one is also turning up for training and we need players to do that to play better.”

The Devils and The Waves play at 1.20pm tomorrow.



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