HUNDRED STRONG: The Goodna Gladiators will look to overturn a poor run away when they welcome the Wynnum Bugs to Evan Marginson Oval.
HUNDRED STRONG: The Goodna Gladiators will look to overturn a poor run away when they welcome the Wynnum Bugs to Evan Marginson Oval. David Nielsen

Gladiators finally return to home fortress

AFTER two tough losses the Goodna Gladiators are confident of getting their season back on track this weekend.

After winning the pre-season Rugby Tens tournament, the Gladiators started the Barber Cup competition with a win over cross-town rivals Ipswich.

However coach Walter Seapule admits Goodna's poor away form contributed to a draw and a loss over the last two weeks.

"We had a few guys that had to back up from Pegg Cup to Barber Cup against Caboolture because we just didn't have the numbers,” Seapule said.

"It's not satisfying knowing that you are the better team on the field.

"It would have been good to get the win but we were still happy to come away with some points.

"We lost against Pine Rivers last weekend 15-10 and it was the same story with players backing up. We just seem to have issues when we travel.”

That won't be a problem this weekend when Goodna play their first home game of the season against Wynnum tomorrow.

Finally returning to Evan Marginson Oval, Seapule said everyone was on deck at training this week.

"We'll have a hundred guys there this weekend,” he joked.

"We had everyone at training on Tuesday so we'll see how we go.

"I know Wynnum are a fast and fit side so we will have to try and slow the pace down.”

In the other game of the round the Ipswich Rangers will play their second home game in a row at Woodend Park against the Pine Rivers Boars.

Pine Rivers currently lead the Barber Cup competition after an undefeated start to the season.

The Rangers recorded their first win of the season against Caboolture last week and will be looking to go back-to-back tomorrow.

Pegg Cup (from 1.40pm) and Barber Cup (from 3pm) tomorrow:

Ipswich Rangers v Pine Rivers at Woodend Park.

Goodna Gladiators v Wynnum Bugs at Evan Marginson Oval.