Roosters unfazed by minor premiership miss

The Bega Roosters, led by Ryan Apps, are still confident of being able to do some damage in the Group 16 finals, after missing out on top spot.

The Bega Roosters, led by Ryan Apps, are still confident of being able to do some damage in the Group 16 finals, after missing out on top spot.

NEWS that the Moruya Sharks have secured the Group 16 minor premiership has not rattled the Bega Roosters.

After going down to Narooma in a tight encounter last time out and enjoying the bye this round, the Roosters will have an opportunity to get back into the winner’s circle when they take on the Tathra Sea Eagles this Sunday.

Roosters' president Garry Arkin says missing out on the minor premiership is of no consequence to the side, with finals footy "a whole different game".

"We've still got two rounds to go, and we're quite confident of getting second place and qualifying for the major semi-final," Arkin said.

"We need to win one of our last two, and looking at our run home I think we'll be able to do that."

Arkin said Bega won't be taking the last-placed Sea Eagles lightly, and that his side has done well this season after losing key players to injury.

The Roosters' reserves will also be looking to secure a spot in the post-season, while the Bega Chicks will be out to extend their undefeated streak to 12 when they travel to Eden on Wednesday night.

The under 18s side is also unbeaten in 2014, and has secured the minor premiership comfortable, with their nearest rivals eight points in arrears.

"It's a real credit to the players, coaches, and the small but hard-working committee that we've been able to put four very competitive sides on the park each weekend," Arkin said.

"We thought that with the advent of Candelo-Bemboka, our numbers might dwindle a bit, but we've had a great season across the board.”

Smartphone
Tablet - Narrow
Tablet - Wide
Desktop