Two trophies up for grabs as Springfield host red-hot Redlands
THEY might not need it, but Springfield will have some extra motivation to continue their impressive winning streak this weekend.
The Barber Cup defending premiers will be playing for the Presidents Cup when they welcome the Redlands Mudcrabs to Springfield tomorrow afternoon.
Yet to lose a game this season, the Hawks will be heavy favourites to retain the trophy despite the Mudcrabs recording just their third loss of the season against Wynnum last week.
Springfield coach Jeremy Clark said having both grades in action will set the scene for a big day at the Hawks home ground.
"It's always an honour to be playing for the Presidents Cup," Clark said. "We were lucky enough to win it last year and we'll be trying to keep a hold of the trophy against Redlands."
A second trophy will also be presented to the winning side tomorrow, with the Subritzky Cup created in honour of one of the Hawks most passionate supporters.
As a relatively new club which has grown with every season, Clark said the support of local families and volunteers were the driving force behind Springfield's success.
"The Subritzky's have been involved with our club since day one," he said.
"They have had a number of family members join the club over the years and their loyalty and support has always been appreciated.
"It will be exciting to have a trophy in honour of them and hopefully the players and fans join us after the games to celebrate the occasion at Orion Hotel from about 6pm. Everyone is welcome to come along and show their support."
With only one more home game remaining for the season, the Hawks seniors will be joined by their future teammates as the Under 7s and Under 9s kick off the day of rugby action.
The U7's take the field from 9.10am, followed by the U9's from 10.20am.
Home and away
THE Goodna Gladiators return home to Evan Marginson Oval against the Everton Park Roosters in Barber Cup while their Reserve grade enjoys the last bye round.
Ranked sixth in both competitions, Goodna need to maintain their six-point lead over Riverside to secure a spot in the finals.
Meanwhile the Ipswich Rangers face Wynnum in both grades at Elenora Park.
Ranked third in Barber Cup, and fifth in Pegg Cup, the Wynnum Bugs will be a tough test for the Rangers.
After their biggest win of the season against Beenleigh last weekend, Ipswich will be hoping for another strong performance as they prepare to meet Springfield next week.