Belconnen United Sharks v Tuggeranong Bushrangers

Both the Belconnen United Sharks and Tuggeranong Bushrangers will be desperate to turn their inconsistent starts to the season around when they lock horns at O’Connor on Saturday afternoon.

The ninth-placed Sharks and fifth-placed Bushrangers both suffered defeats on the weekend, the Sharks going down 28-14 to the Goulburn Workers Bulldogs and Tuggeranong 36-26 to the West Belconnen Warriors.

Bushrangers prop Michael Uluakiola said that although his side’s forwards are outdone in size, they don’t lack fight.

“They are dangerous in the middle, they’ve got big boys,” Uluakiola said. “We’re small but we’ve got heart.”

Sharks halfback Darcy Eason said his side needs to learn to turn close games into wins but was pleased by their win against the Warriors two weeks ago.

“Beating last year’s premiers, West Belconnen, definitely brought the morale up of the team,” Eason said. “We just need to turn those close losses into close wins.”

Article written by Zachary Gates