GUN: Goats' full-back David West believes his team can push Drovers all the way in tomorrow's Rugby Capricornia Limited round seven match.
GUN: Goats' full-back David West believes his team can push Drovers all the way in tomorrow's Rugby Capricornia Limited round seven match. Chris Ison ROK200817crugby4

Ready for test in west

RUGBY UNION: Gladstone Goats are expected to start tomorrow's match against Dawson Valleys Drovers as a springboard to success.

Gladstone Goats v Dawson Valley Drovers - David West scores a try.
Gladstone Goats v Dawson Valley Drovers - David West scores a try. Amanda Ball

Despite a win-less start to the season - and one which has been interrupted by - forfeits, byes and players on representative duties - Goats' full-back David West said it's all systems go tomorrow afternoon.

In actual fact, Goats have only played one match and that was a 24-14 loss to Frenchville back on April 7 in Rockhampton.

"It has been a patchy sort of start of the season for us and we traditionally start slow anyway, but things are coming together and we have got a pretty good core group,” West said.

Players who are set to return are Adam Edmistone and Adam Conway and West said Gladstone Goats historically have slow starts to the season and then finish home strong.

West said Drovers will offer a stern challenge in Moura, but believes his team has the ability to cause an upset.

"We're working a lot on a few things and have a handful of boys who will be coming in and they will make a really good impact for us and we're excited actually,” he said.

David West kicks for the Brahmans. Rugby Union, Cattleman's Cup, Darling Downs vs Central Qld Brahmans. Saturday, 3rd Mar, 2018.
David West kicks for the Brahmans. Rugby Union, Cattleman's Cup, Darling Downs vs Central Qld Brahmans. Saturday, 3rd Mar, 2018. Nev Madsen

West said the moo around the club has been positive and players can draw from 2017 when the team stormed into the preliminary final.

"The social aspect of the team has been going really well and everyone has bonded really quick and a real good buzz around the club.”

Conway said he's champing at the bit.

"I'm super keen and just want to have a crack at the Drovers and have a fun bus trip home,” he said.

STORY SO FAR

R1: Forfeit

R2: Forfeit

R3: Bye

R4: Frenchville 24 d Goats 14

R5: game v Rocky Brothers to be rescheduled

R6: Bye

R7: Drovers v Goats in Moura 3pm tomorrow



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