Weisner impressed with trial win

Strong game...Hooker Joey Lussick was deadly against Wyong Roos. Photo: Bryden Sharp Photography.

It may have just been a trial but there was plenty to like about the performance of the Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles on Saturday night.

Fielding several players from the Sea Eagles NRL squad including the likes of Jackson Hastings, Brian Kelly, Shaun Lane, Cameron Cullen, and Pita Godinet, the Sea Eagles dominated Wyong Roos to win 40-16 in wet conditions at Central Coast Stadium.

Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles Coach Pat Weisner was happy with the performance.

“The boys did really well. They stuck to the structures they (the NRL players) have been taught at Narrabeen and also at training in Blacktown. I thought the scoreline was a pretty fair indication of how the game went,’’ Weisner said.

“There is still plenty to work on. Defensively, we let in a few soft tries but other than that, we were pretty good across the park.

“Joey Lussick was very good at hooker, Tom Amone was strong, and Cameron Cullen was classy. I thought our part time players did a really good job too.

“It is always going to be hard to get the players to mix when they come from different places. To get a win like that in our final trial will give the boys a fair bit of confidence.”

Weisner will now focus on preparing his players for the home match against Newtown Jets at H.E Laybutt Field, Blacktown, on Sunday, March 5, at 3pm

He will also be waiting to see which players from the NRL squad he will have available.

“The NRL players know that if they are not selected in first grade, they are now coming back to play in a fairly strong Blacktown Workers team,’’ Weisner said.

“Newtown will be hard. They are a pretty well drilled side and they don’t give you much. I’m really looking forward to round one.”

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