Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Sunday (Maroochydore, Australia)

Heat Put on Roos and They Responded

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Sunday (Maroochydore, Australia)

Heat Put on Roos and They Responded

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Byline: Steele Taylor steele.taylor@scnews.com.au

AUSTRALIAN RULES: Maroochydore officials fired a rocket at some players before yesterday's clash with arch-rival Noosa and it appeared to work as the Roos won by 25 points.

But now, coach Brett Maloney says the test is for those men to do the same every week.

"We put a bit of heat on a few blokes who hadn't been performing all that well for us...and they did (perform yesterday). We got more out of them," he said.

He didn't name names but said there were private discussions within the camp.

"We spoke to a few blokes about pulling their finger out, simple as that, no sugar coating it," he said.

"You've got to perform if you want to stay in this side. Our reserves are on top and our Colts are on top so you've got to perform (to keep a place in the team). …

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