Marlins Head West!

 

Marlins ready for Pirates challenge in the west!

West Harbour are the only side the Marlins are yet to play in 2018 and since their terrific run of form at the end of last season the Pirates are now widely considered as genuine contenders for the Shute Shield. 

The Pirates are only 3 points adrift of the Marlins in 6th place which sets up an exciting encounter. Big Waratahs winger Taqele Naiyaravoro is a huge addition for Wests this week and his inclusion will only add to the intriguing spectacle. 

For the Marlins it's another week to continue their current winning run of 4 games and a victory here would provide a real platform to challenge for the top spots over the coming month. It seems every week there are sides in and out of pressure - it really is a relentless competition that is clearly very even at present. 

The Marlins have named a largely unchanged side to the team that bettered the Two Blues last weekend. English lock Alex Humfrey has been handed another opportunity in the second row and former Brumby Robbie Coleman will retain his spot at fullback. 

Despite some recent performances that might not have been as polished as they would like, the Marlins sit equal 2nd, and for good reason. This side is more than capable of matching it with the best & tomorrow is another opportunity to show themselves that they can.

UP THE MARLINS!!!