Peter Playford happy with Stars tough road to the finals

Sitting third with three rounds remaining, the Sydney Stars need just one more victory to secure their first NRC finals berth. Problem is, with a bye next week, they’ll need to beat either last year’s premiers (Brisbane), or last year’s minor premiers (Melbourne) to do so. But don’t tell Stars coach Peter Playford that. In fact, he thinks his side has the best possible run to the finals out of all the nine teams. “We’ve got to win one of these games to secure a spot, but it’s probably the best run into the finals you could have,” Playford told Rugby News. “You play Brisbane who are the benchmark, then you’ve got a bye so you can freshen up and get all the niggles right and then you attack Melbourne in what could likely be a playoff or a quarter final match.” Despite that, Playford said his side isn’t looking too far ahead and are focussed on beginning their assault on the back end of the season tonight against Brisbane City at Leichhardt Oval. “We’re n
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