Falcons see Souths clash as do or die
May
16
2015
SUNSHINE Coast Falcons hard man Rueben Baillie has described today's match against Souths as "season-defining", saying a win can kick-start his team's charge to the finals.

The Falcons were annihilated 50-16 last week by the Cutters on the back of lousy defence, with no Melbourne Storm forwards sent to Mackay for the fixture.

The Coast side started well and led 6-0 after 10 minutes, dominating the first 25 minutes of play, but lost its way to trail 20-6 at the break.

The Falcons play Souths today at Sunshine Coast Stadium, with the boys from Logan sitting two places below the Coast side on the ladder after winning just one match from nine this season.

 

Baillie said today's game was do or die, but he was confident his side could make a run at this year's finals if it claimed the win.

"We have chased our tails all year and had bad starts, but if we can play like we started against Mackay for a full 80 minutes we are going to be making a run for the finals," he said.

"This game is probably season-defining and if we can win this weekend we will hopefully turn things around and go on a bit of a run."

Baillie lamented last week's Channel 9-televised match as a missed opportunity to show Queensland the Falcons had turned the corner after years of misery, which included a record 37-game losing streak.

The club had, in part, put that poor run down to having no NRL affiliation. However, it now has Melbourne Storm players at its disposal following a feeder agreement.

"We were missing a few of the Melbourne guys last week, but our defence was pretty poor and we have to be better than that," Baillie said.

"That was pretty embarrassing, especially considering the fact it was on TV and everything and we couldn't match it with them."

Coach Glen Dreger has made some changes to the side, dropping Falcons veteran Callum Klein and halfback Brett Doherty in the Caloundra RSL Cup this weekend.

One of the only shining lights for the Falcons has been Storm gun Ben Hampton, with the No.6 head and shoulders above just about every other player in the Intrust Super Cup.

"He's that spark in the team that starts things and guides us around the park and gives us a bit of direction," Baillie said.

SUNSHINE COAST: S Young, Y Tonumaipea, T Robinson, H Hunt, T Tumusa, B Hampton, B Kitt, J Platt, B Brittain, R Hansen, J Stimson, R Baillie, J Ackerman. Interchange: J Samoa, J Vuetibau, J Ballinger, R Shaxson, K Seru, D Oakes.

GAME DAY

SUNSHINE COAST v SOUTHS LOGAN

Today, Sunshine Coast Stadium, 3.30pm

 

Courtesy of Sunshine Coast Daily

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