Marum said he knows their away track record needs improving and admitted it will be a tough one but remained positive nevertheless of an improved performance. “Whilst we have issues with injuries to several of our regular forwards, I’m confident we still have the team to do the job. “We have prepared well for the last few days and as always no team above or below us on the table are easy. “We have been in the competition for two seasons and all teams know how we play our game in attack and defense.
“All I can ask for from the players is to give their 100 per cent best effort so we are better placed towards the backend,” he added. Marum further confirmed that Tuvi Lepan replaces Brandy Peter due to personal reasons, Noel Zeming will also undertake medical checkup for a fractured hand but is confident to make the final 18. Zeming will remain in Brisbane after the game to undergo further medical treatment and Stargroth Amean will consult the team physio for final medical check-up after being out for three weeks, he added.
“At this time of the competition injury concerns is a major concern and it is how we manage the players to get them fit for the final’s that is paramount,” said Marum. Amean and Benjamin Hetra will be under consideration for the final squad with Butler Morris coming in as the 18th man, confirmed Marum.