Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Momentum Killer; Ghosts Coach Laments Lack of Games for Long Weekend

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Momentum Killer; Ghosts Coach Laments Lack of Games for Long Weekend

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Byline: Matthew Elkerton dailyexaminer.com.au

RUGBY LEAGUE: Grafton Ghosts leader Danny Wicks has lamented the upcoming June Long Weekend Group 2 general round bye after the Ghosts continued their seson-long winning streak against Nambucca Heads Roosters on Sunday.

Wicks' Ghosts lacked their killer instinct in the first half against the Roosters, letting their execution at the line slip. But it is the lack of game time next weekend that had Wicks most concerned after the 34-16 win at Coronation Park.

"I just don't understand why we need to have so many bye rounds," he said. "You feel like you get a roll on and the week off just kills all the momentum.

"I haven't really got a solution, and I am not having a dig at schedulers, but I just can't ever remember having this many byes in a year. Five byes over 20 rounds is a quarter of your season gone. It is just frustrating."

Wicks admitted the bye might help his side with an injured brigade including Ben McLennan, Brett Wicks, Dylan Collett and Cody Hartmann all getting an extra week to recover before a tough home clash against Sawtell Panthers on June 18. …

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