Sunshine Coast player Cody Starr.
Sunshine Coast player Cody Starr. Mike Knott BUN040717LEAGUE4

WE'RE NOT GIVING UP: Wide Bay keeps heads high despite winless start

LEAGUE: Wide Bay is confident a win is not too far away in the Vic Jensen Cup.

The home side remains the only team without a win in the competition after the opening three games over the first two days.

The side followed Monday's 30-6 loss to Metropolitan North in their opening match with a 24-0 loss to Metropolitan West before finishing the day with a 30-18 loss to the Sunshine Coast yesterday.

But the players aren't giving up and making sure they have fun along the way.

"The commitment from the boys has been outstanding,” Wide Bay coach Rob Messer said.

"Even though the scores haven't gone our way the results have been creditable.”

Messer said the team had mainly struggled because of a lack of time spent together beforehand.

"That's a big part of it,” he said.

"We have a fairly wide boundary and some players travel three and a half hours to get to a camp.”

The coach isn't using it as an excuse and said an improvement in attack could lead them to a win.

"Our defence is not an issue and we held Met West to no points for 30 minutes (yesterday),” he said.

"Hopefully we can get those attacking patterns we've been working over time working well.”

Messer said Wide Bay's forwards have been playing well with the halves trying their best to set up plays.

Fraser Coast's Mason Glover at five-eighth has been one of those.

He scored Wide Bay;s only try in its first two games and was named man of the match in the second game.

"It was a great feeling knowing you are the only one that scored so far,” he said with a grin.

"We're going to try go through the middle then spread it out to the wings and hopefully go around them (so others) can score.”

Wide Bay will play Metropolitan Invitational today.

Photos of yesterday's Cup action are on page 30.



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