Southern Lakes Hammerheads enjoy best start to rugby union season

UNDEFEATED: Southern Lakes' Callum Vizer splits the defence at Gibson Oval. The ladder-leading Hammerheads host Easts 1 in Morisset this Saturday at 3pm. Picture: David Stewart

UNDEFEATED: Southern Lakes' Callum Vizer splits the defence at Gibson Oval. The ladder-leading Hammerheads host Easts 1 in Morisset this Saturday at 3pm. Picture: David Stewart

SOUTHERN Lakes Rugby Union Club is expecting a big home crowd to its match in Morisset this Saturday following the club’s promising start to the Newcastle Hunter Divisional competition.

Club spokesperson Kelsy Johnson said the Hammerheads were on a roll, having won all four games this season.

“It’s been a few years since the Hammerheads have started the year off so well,” Johnson said.

Southern Lakes will face Newcastle-based team Easts 1 at Gibson Oval at 3pm.

The Hammerheads lead the ladder on 18 points. Easts 1 sit mid-table on 9 points.

The Morisset team has so far accounted for Easts 2 (33-5), Griffins (31-6), Muswellbrook (19-17) and Cooks Hill 1 (12-7).

“After this round we have a bye, so if we can win this week it will be a really good start to the season,” Johnson said.