Crunch meeting for the Cutters

IT is crunch time for the Killarney Cutters Rugby League Club.

While player numbers have been cut by the closure of the Killarney Abattoir, some new players have joined in the past fortnight.

President John Towells said he wanted a commitment from all players at a meeting before training tomorrow night so the club would field a full team with some on the bench for the remainder of the season.

“I will stress to the players that while we haven’t won a game yet, we can still easily qualify for the top four,” Towells said.

“It is frustrating for the coaching staff that we aren’t getting enough numbers for a proper training run.

“The new players have shown great commitment and we want a get together to plan for the rest of this season and also think about next year.

“We have some quality players so can record wins if we can get the numbers at training and games.

“The Cutters have matched it with our opposition in the first half of most games but have dropped off in the second half with injuries and the lack of players on the bench.”

With five teams in the Border competition, four make the finals so a team can technically make it with wins in a third of its games.

Only eight of the 20 rounds in the competition have been played so far. Each club plays 16 games and has four byes.

Towells is hoping for a strong turnout of players and supporters at the meeting at 6pm tomorrow at the Killarney Recreation Club as a forerunner to Thursday night training.

“Anyone who wants to help the club out or any new players are welcome,” Towells said.

New players must be registered with the Queensland Rugby League by June 30 to be eligible to play in the 2010 season.

Player transfers must be finalised by that date.

On Saturday, Texas is at home to premiers Stanthorpe and Inglewood hosts Tenterfield. Killarney has the bye.

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