Clams aim for first win

OLD Bar Clams will look to add to Wallamba's recent woes when they meet in the Lower North Coast Rugby Union fixture tomorrow (May 31).

The Bulls have been hit hard by injuries and have conceded 99 points in the last two games.

"No doubt they'll be looking to get back on track against us,'' Old Bar captain-coach Chad Lambert said.

However, there's some renewed confidence in the Old Bar camp.

The Clams produced their best performance of the season against Gloucester at Gloucester when going down 17-7. They'll be on the road again tomorrow but Lambert believes they could be on track to record their first victory of the season.

He revealed around half of his roster is new to rugby this year.

"It was always going to take a while for us to get going,'' he said.

"But we've finally started to get everyone to training and we're starting to move forward. The new players are picking up the game.''

He said from the season's kickoff that he was aiming to get a couple of wins on board towards the end of the second round or in the third.

However, he hopes the Clams can break their duck a bit sooner with success over the Bulls tomorrow. He also believes his side can still make the semi-finals, although Lambert admits just getting a couple of wins will be a fair result in the club's comeback season.

Lambert said Justin Mills - one of the newcomers to rugby - was starting to settle into the five-eighth role and was strong against the Cockies last weekend.

Jordan Weir started the season off in the forwards but has shifted to his more accustomed position in the backline and is also playing some good rugby.

Forster-Tuncurry meets Myall Coast in the other match.


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