Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Heat on as Traditional Rivals Ready to Rumble; Goodna, Brothers Aim to Build on Solid Starts

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Heat on as Traditional Rivals Ready to Rumble; Goodna, Brothers Aim to Build on Solid Starts

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Byline: JAY BUCHAN

GAME DAY

Tonight: West End v Norths at Daniel's Park (7.30pm)

Tomorrow: Brothers v Goodna at Brother Seery Park (3pm); Fassifern v Swifts at Hayes Oval (3pm)

GOODNA versus Brothers encounters have proved combustible affairs in recent seasons.

Send-offs and all-in brawls (even including spectators) are not uncommon, but don't expect anything similar at Brothers' Seery Park tomorrow.

Neither team's coach is likely to stand for any of that as they both look to extend their records to two from two.

C[pounds sterling]We were happy with a lot of last week,C[yen] Goodna coach Chris Fullarton said, in reference to his team's 26-24 win over Fassifern.

C[pounds sterling]We started well, then dropped off in the second half with our completion rates and things. It was a good little start for us.C[yen]

But Brothers at Raceview is an entirely different proposition and Fullarton has made several changes.

Lock Justin Swney injured his shoulder and will miss the game, as will fullback Brent Gill, who suffered concussion.

Damon Viellaris moves from five-eighth to hooker, with Max Seumanutafa released by the Ipswich Jets to wear the Eagles number six jersey.

He is joined in the halves by young hopeful Willie Oloitoa, who has completed a suspension incurred last season, while last week's halfback Joseph Iosefa switches to fullback.

C[pounds sterling]I think he'll add a little bit for us in the halves,C[yen] Fullarton said of Oloitoa.

C[pounds sterling]Damon is a little bit more at home at hooker now.C[yen]

Seumanutafa has been a regular feature in the centres for Goodna in recent seasons but Fullarton is keen to try him as a running five-eighth.

C[pounds sterling]The two boys in the centres (Ben Niumata and Ricardo Davis) were with us in the pre-season,C[yen] Fullarton said. …

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