Luke Young makes a break in training.
Luke Young makes a break in training. Lee Constable

Young has his work cut out

CUTTERS forward Luke Young has a job to do in the centres tonight as the team looks to notch its first win of the Intrust Super Cup season against Norths Devils at Virgin Australia Stadium.

Coach Anthony Seibold has brought the utility into the centre to replace Michael Comerford, who was injured in the loss to Northern Pride last weekend.

Young admitted he preferred playing in the forwards, but was happy to play out wide in the centres.

"It's a matter of getting a run in the side because competition in the forwards is so strong, you just want to get a jersey," he said.

"It's a lot more difficult out there because you've got a lot more space, so you've got to make good decisions in defence and if you don't you could cost the team a try or two."

Young has played about 10 matches for the Skills Training Mackay Cutters since joining them in March last year from a stint in France.

He said the Norths Devils, a Brisbane Broncos feeder club, would be a tough opponent tonight.

"Norths Devils have a lot of the better players coming through from the Broncos, so it's going to be a very tough game," he said.

"We're going to have to be on our game."

Norths are also without a win after three games, although they came close last week but had to settle for a draw against Tweed Heads.

The Cutters are coming off losses to Redcliffe and the Northern Pride but they were far from disgraced in both outings, and Seibold sees a change just around the corner.

 

Game Day

MACKAY CUTTERS v NORTHS DEVILS

Virgin Australia Stadium, today 6pm



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