Sharks have lost bite
FRUSTRATED Fitzroy-Gracemere player-coach Rex Gamble has questioned the "commitment'' of his players ahead of tomorrow's John Jarro Memorial Shield showdown with the CQU Norths Chargers at Saleyards Park.
Gamble yesterday slammed the "bad attitude'' in the camp with only 10 players turning up for the team's final training run this week.
"We had a pretty good attitude at the start of the year, but the boys sort of lost that desire after a while,'' Gamble said.
Yesterday, the former Comets enforcer was preparing to pull on the boots against "doctor's orders'' to honour one of the Sharks' greats.
Jarro played, coached and was an administrator for Fitzroys for more than 20 years from 1962.
The Sharks have never won the shield since its inception in 1994.
"You would think something like this would give them inspiration to play,'' Gamble said.
Gamble, who has lost gun recruit Eddie Nanai for the match, said possession was the key against the CQ Extended League high-flyers.
"They've got heaps of attacking flair, but if teams can hold the ball against Norths, they're a team that doesn't like tackling.''
Round 10 ? (today) Biloela v Wallabys (Biloela), Rockhampton Brothers v Gladstone Brothers (Victoria Park), (tomorrow) FitzroyGracemere v CQU Norths (Saleyards Park), Valleys v Yeppoon (Marley Brown), Tannum Sands bye.