Goats Eamon Chapman with a great try.Gladstone Goats v Capricorn Coast.
Goats Eamon Chapman with a great try.Gladstone Goats v Capricorn Coast. Mike Richards GLA220717RGBU

WATCH: Goats are alive and kicking

RUGBY UNION: Gladstone Rugby Union Football Club stalwart Steve Ball said some tinkering with structure has led to the Goats' winning streak.

It is the perfect tune-up as the club enters another finals campaign in three weeks.

 

The Goats' ruthless 77-5 dismantling of Cap Coast on Saturday night was just another sample of what this team is capable of.

"We moved away from our traditional pod structure which means that your forwards work in groups of three or four," Ball explained.

"We have basically gone to more of a super rugby structure where the tight forwards are playing in the middle and the loose forwards are playing out in the backline."

 

Ball said the team has been working on this new system for several weeks and this has turned around a season from what could have been to potential glory.

The way Goats flicked the ball around was breath-taking in which Eamon Chapman, Trinity Nasentea, George Kupu and David West scored multiple tries.

West also made a perfect 11 from 11 conversions.

 

We have done a lot of training with ball skills and that to make our forwards able to transfer the ball and (to be) confident in passing," Ball said.

Chapman has had a successful return from a serious knee injury and said the team has adapted well.

"We played a bit more of an expansive game and the boys have really stuck to it for the majority of the game," he said.

"We're on a bit of a roll and we have been lucky to have had a few home games and the boys have been showing up."

The return of representative players Dylan Johnson, West and Paul Tema has boosted the team which has the bye this weekend before facing Drovers in the final minor round on August 5.



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