Pirates plan to keep Breakers winless

THE fifth placed Old Bar Pirates are taking on Port City Breakers this weekend at Old Bar Reserve, looking to condemn the Breakers to a winless start to the season after the opening three rounds.

Representative fullback Kurt Lewis will line up at five-eighth for the game due to a number of suspensions that Group Three Rugby League administrators handed out at the start of the season to players around the league who, knowingly or unknowingly, signed with two different clubs.

This is the last week that these suspensions will apply.

Pirates coach Danny Russell said he wasn't sure what to expect from the winless Breakers, but admitted that they wouldn't be underestimating them.

"Well, we're hoping for a win," he said, but he was not able to divulge any information as to how his team would tackle Port.

No doubt they will have to shut down the Breakers fullback, representative Tristram Morris, who missed last weekend's fixture due to injury, but Breakers coach Josh Hyde said that there's an "80 per cent chance he will play", and apparently Morris trained on Tuesday night.