TAP: Turtles player Brendon McKeown reaches for the ball in a lineout against the Pythons in Childers earlier this season.
TAP: Turtles player Brendon McKeown reaches for the ball in a lineout against the Pythons in Childers earlier this season. Mike Knott BUN031216RUGBY12

Turtles focus on form ahead of the Cup finals

UNION: The Turtles want to send a message to the rest of the competition tonight.

On track for a seventh straight Spring Cup the side are intent on showing the competition how tough they will be to beat when they face the Barbarians tonight in their final regular match.

It could also be a vital contest ahead of the finals.

If the Turtles stay in first, they would face the same side again in week one of the finals.

Turtles coach Luke McCloskey said the side won't be taking it lightly as the aim to end the regular season in the right way.

"It's very important we win,” he said.

"We want to win and win strongly against a side we could face again shortly.”

The game will also help the Turtles in other ways.

"We've still got one or two players to qualify for the finals in our last game,” McCloskey said.

"We are on 28 so far so we hope it can get to 30.”

McCloskey said their game plan was also strong and they are prepared to take on the Barbarians.

The sides will battle each other at Childers at 5pm.



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