Hunter defends home frontier

27/04/2020 Posted by admin

STRETCH: Hunter Hurricanes player Scott Berry in action last weekend. Picture: Simone De PeakThe Hunter Hurricanes men’s team will be keen to make amends for their first loss at Lambton Poolthis season when they host the Brisbane Barracudas across the weekend.

The fourth-placed Hurricanes have a double header against the cellar-dwelling Queenslanders on Saturday and Sunday after goingdown 6-3 to fellow Australian Water Polo League title contenders UNSW Wests Magpies last round.

Hunter have won theirfour other fixtures at the home venue while they have mixed results from two appearances in Newcastle Harbour. Overall they have an 11-4 record for2018.

Next weekend the Hurricanes, who have triumphed in seven of their last eight outings, travel to meetthe Cronulla Sharks and ladder-leading Sydney University Lions in back-to-back encounters.

They also have a make-up game to play against UNSW Wests Magpies at Lambton on either May1 or 2.

The top-six, three-day finalseries follows in Sydney from May 4.

Hunter coach Dan Robinson said it would be a “busy” end to the season and this weekend he willgive 18-year-old duo AndrewDunford and Bayley Sheather some more “experience” against the Barracudas.

In the women’s competition the Hurricanes havean eighth-versus-seventhbattle against Brisbane at Lambton this weekend.

Play gets underway at 2:30pm on Saturday and 11:30am on Sunday.

Meanwhile, the club’s annual general meeting will be held at Lambton Pool onMonday week (April 30).

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