Kierran Moseley will face his former side, Townsville Blackhawks, for the first time as a Jet today.
Kierran Moseley will face his former side, Townsville Blackhawks, for the first time as a Jet today. QRL Media

'Bring it on' says Moseley

KIERRAN Moseley has welcomed the challenge his former club will pose, when the Ipswich Jets host Townsville Blackhawks at North Ipswich Reserve today.

It was in the Jets' 22-20 win over the Blackhawks last year where Moseley caught the eye of co-coaches Ben and Shane Walker, and now the 21-game NRL hooker is looking forward to facing his old side.

"It's always good to play against the old team," Moseley said.

"PNG were a tough team last week and we're expecting the same from the Blackhawks. But we're just trying to focus on ourselves - if we get our own backyard right, that will go a long way to beating them."

Moseley came off the bench and played 60 minutes against PNG in round one.

He admitted it would take time to polish his combinations with the likes of Dane Phillips and Julian Christian, but he is confident the Jets can get the job done at home against their 2015 grand final rivals.

"I think playing more as the weeks go on, we'll only get better with our combinations," Moseley said.

"We were a bit unfortunate to lose Dane early last week. It will be good to have him back steering the boys around, he gives me a lot of confidence with his calls from dummy half."

Moseley said the biggest difference between the Jets and Blackhawks was their style of play. He much prefers the Jets' free-flowing ball movement, and is looking forward to linking with Marmin Barba.

"For myself, Ipswich love throwing the footy around which is a good thing," he said.

"Marmin was shattered about not playing (last week), the jersey means so much to him. He's raring to go."