Consistency is key for Woolf
RUGBY LEAGUE: Nine rounds into the Intrust Super Cup season and the Tweed Seagulls are well in the mix.
The Seagulls have registered six wins thus far in the campaign and sit seventh on the ladder, level on points with Norths Devils and Townsville.
The competition will be taking this weekend off, giving the Seagulls two weeks to prepare for their round-10 clash with Easts Tigers at Langlands Park on May 18.
Tweed coach Ben Woolf said he was satisfied with how the season had panned out so far.
The Seagulls' pre-season goal of making finals football is well intact and Woolf believes if his side can maintain their good form, they should be in with a chance come September.
"I'm happy with where we are sitting,” Woolf told the Tweed Daily News.
"We have won enough games early that if we can keep playing consistently we will be in a good position to play finals footy.”
A major improvement this season for the NSW side has been their defence.
Stubborn goal-line stands have been a feature of their wins, especially against the PNG Hunters and their last-start win over Norths.
Defence is one of the key focus areas for Woolf and his coaching staff, which has paid off after nine rounds of the competition.
"We have had minimal possession in most games and our missed tackles are still low,” Woolf said.
"We have had a couple of poor games but overall this has been a strength.”
A downfall of the Tweed season is their three losses.
Each loss highlighted consistency issues, especially in their attack.
Tweed has been affected by constant team changes and positional switches but as the team begins to settle, more consistent performances are expected.
However Woolf said the attacking consistency that had cruelled his side this season had been a major focal point for the team at training.
"We need to control the ball better,” Woolf said.
"Last weekend was the best we had done this season and the result shows what we are capable of if we don't make errors.”
The Seagulls will come back from the week off with back-to-back away games against Easts and Northern Pride.
Their next home game at Piggabeen will be on Sunday, June 2, when they host the Souths Logan Magpies in a round-12 clash.
Kick-off for that game will be at 2pm.