Sport

Rangers adopt ruthless streak

Ipswich Rangers are looking for revenge for last year’s Barber Cup grand final loss to Pine Rivers when they play them at Woodend.
Ipswich Rangers are looking for revenge for last year’s Barber Cup grand final loss to Pine Rivers when they play them at Woodend. Claudia Baxter

REVENGE is a big motivation for Ipswich Rangers this weekend and they're not trying to hide it.

Rangers welcome their Barber Cup grand final conquerors of 2011, Pine Rivers, to Woodend tomorrow afternoon.

The two teams have traded titles for the past two seasons but Rangers have the edge on form this season, with the Boars coming off a loss to Springfield Lakes last weekend.

Rangers' evergreen prop Dominic Chalk is confident his team is prepared for whatever Pine Rivers can throw at them.

"We're on a good trot so far this season," Chalk said. "We're getting stronger as the season goes on."

Chalk admitted he was surprised to see the Boars go down to the Hawks.

"Absolutely," he said. "It will be interesting because they'll be firing to come back after last week.

"We haven't heard anything about them or how they're made up."

The 40-year-old made no secret about the fact Rangers saw it as a chance to extract some revenge for last season's grand final loss.

Even if Rangers do get the points tomorrow, the revenge mission won't stop there.

"We want to transfer that the next couple of times we play them," Chalk said.

Rangers have vowed to not take their foot off their opponents' throats this year as they attempt to become more ruthless.

"This year the goal is putting sides away rather than winning by 15 points and not going on with it," Chalk said.

Not helping them is the shoulder injury keeping skipper and number eight Charlie Scott out of action.

The sort of aggression Scott brings was something Rangers missed in last year's grand final.

"That mongrel is one of the things we're trying to squeeze out, particularly in defence," Chalk said.

"We want other teams to be frightened of our defence."

Chalk is gradually approaching his best, having been hindered by injury and work commitments.

"I had a rough end to last season with a knee injury," he said.

"Fitness-wise, I've not been the best.

"I had work commitments that took their toll on my pre-season.

"But Mike (coach Mike McLean) has been good. He's given me two full 70-minute games. I needed them under my belt."

Goodna and Springfield Lakes are also both at home this weekend.

In the Barber Cup, the Gladiators take on Redcliffe at Evan Marginson Oval tomorrow afternoon. The Hawks welcome Wynnum to Springfield Lakes, following the Pegg Cup clash between the clubs' Reserve grade sides.

Topics:  barber cup ipswich rangers



James Hardie boss devastated by work death

Construction firms have faced challenges from rising costs and small margins, but there's absolutely no indication that the coming year will be any worse than the past couple, MBA's Will Wilson says.

A MAN in his 60s has died in an industrial accident.

How police shooting in Lockyer Valley unfolded

An armed man is on the run from police after an officer was shot this afternoon.

Events that led to a police officer's death in the Lockyer Valley

Taking a stand for health

Simon LaBlack lawyer for LaBlack Lawyers uses a stand up desk to work after suffering a neck injury.

Calls for standing desks and active learning at schools and at work

Local Partners

My Kitchen Rules champion reveals how he won $250K

VIDEO: Tyson Murr revealed some behind-the-scenes secrets in a speech at Ipswich Grammar School today

Could Schapelle be heading for Gladstone?

Australian Schapelle Corby is escorted by Bali Police at the parole office in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, 27 May 2017.

Schapelle's mother teases her free daughter could be Gladstone bound

Six things you never knew about Men in Black

Mushu the pug

It's been 20 years since Men in Black first hit cinemas

10 strange stories behind famous sex scenes

Khaleesi and Khal Drogo in a steamy moment.

Every set has their own way of filming sex scenes

HBO spills new details on Game of Thrones’ final season

Game of Thrones’ eighth and final season will only have six episodes.

New details about what to expect from the eighth, final instalment.

Karl’s rant on Corby: ‘Made to look like idiots’

Karl Stefanovic is sick of hearing about Schapelle Corby.

Today co-host launched a tirade against Schapelle Corby media circus

Big Pineapple festival safety concerns as 100s walk home

LONG WALK HOME: Many festival goers opted to take a dangerous walk home due to transport difficulty following the Big Pineapple Festival in Woombye on Saturday.

Big Pineapple festival-goers have braved dangerous walks home

New $46.7m counter-terrorism facility to be built in Wacol

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, pictured with Police Commisioner Ian Stewart, has announced plans to build a new counter-terrorism facility in Wacol.

The facility will be built over three years.

Home to a sex worker: Sordid history of iconic Coast shed

Milojevic Djordjevic's daughter Linda at the derelict shed on Yandina-Coolum Road.

The shed was once a liveable 'barrack'.

This is real estate's billion-dollar man

Bob Wolff at AREC with John McGrath of McGrath Real Estate.

They don’t call him the “Billion dollar man” for nothing

Man's amazing comeback from monster crisis

Pat O'Driscoll agents Penny Keating and Doug Webber sold 56 Agnes St, The Range at auction over the weekend.

NOT long ago, he sold his possessions to pay staff. Now he's back.

Report reveals progress on $319m airport upgrade

Aerials of the Sunshine Coast.Jetstar plane in front of the Susnhine Coast terminal, Sunshine Coast Airport.

Over two dozen government approvals needed for airport expansion

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!