Lady Saints looking to open with a win
AUSSIE RULES: It will be a replay of last year's semi- final when the South Burnett Saints women's side takes on the South Toowoomba Bombers at Heritage Oval in Toowoomba tomorrow.
The Saints will be looking for the same outcome as last year when they defeated the Bombers 85 points to 14.
Saints coach Daniel Trace was confident his side would put in a good performance for its first game of the year for a strong start to the season.
"On a good day our team can beat anyone in the competition and hopefully we will have our day,” Trace said.
"This weekend will be a test because Souths have players from other clubs that are playing for them and it will be a good benchmark for the season.”
Trace is a member of the Saints men's team and stepped up when the women were in need of a coach this season.
"The team have come along really well and everyone is improving,” he said.
"We are a little bit behind the eight ball with game prep but we are pretty much on target.”
The women were scheduled to start their season at Lyle Vidler Oval tomorrow against Coolaroobut Coolaroo withdrew from the season last week.
Dalby and Lockyer Valley will also not field teams this season, reducing the competition to four teams.
The USQ Cougars and Toowoomba Tigers will vie for the premiership with the Saints and the Bombers.
Trace believed the South Burnett side had a good chance at taking out the competition.
"It is definite that we will make the finals with only four teams and I am confident we can beat or compete with every team,” he said.
"I believe at the very least we can make the grand final and give the Tigers a run for their money.”
The Saints men's side will be looking for a win against the Bombers tomorrow.