Round 6 Preview
By Tate Spiteri
Round 6 of the Victorian Rugby League shapes as the most intriguing to date with two of the competitions top teams in Northern Thunder and Casey set to lock horns as well as two of the competitions best young lists in Sunbury and Altona meeting. The North West Wolves and Werribee clash will also be highlighted by the Wolves debut of Italian Marco Muscatello.
The Thunder who sit comfortably inside the competitions top 4 have had just one loss this season, which was to a Sinapati Lualua inspired Altona in round 3. But their meeting against Casey this weekend will be a whole new challenge
The Thunder will be able to get a better gauge of where they’re at as a club by how they respond to the inevitable Casey onslaught.
Casey has comfortably been the competitions most prolific scoring team and their line up boasts potential try scorers right across the park.
High profile recruit Michael Ki seems to be adjusting to the VRL well after playing his best game for the club in the Warriors’ last match where he scored 3 tries against Sunbury.
While Richard Ene and Chase Aporo have also started the season particularly well.
Similarly, Sunbury will have to play well to contain the Altona Roosters’ firepower. But the young Tigers are yet to be overawed by their bigger named opponents.
The Tigers were unlucky to lose to the Thunder in a thriller in round one and have showed their ability with competitive showings against Werribee in round 2 where they were able to restrict them to their lowest score of the year in 18 points and at AAMI park against Casey albeit in a 9s game where they lost just 18-12.
Sunbury will also be full of confidence having defeated last years Preliminary Finalists Doveton last weekend.
Casey by 16
Altona by 12