Premier Rugby: Tom Lucas and Sunnybank not just making up the numbers in 2020

Sunnybank captain Tom Lucas is tipping his “young and exciting” team to play positive rugby when the season finally kicks off next month.

Whilst he recognises the challenges for a youthful side, Lucas has his heart set on the ultimate prize, and overcoming the obstacles in between.

“I think every season, if you don’t go into it wanting to win it, then you’re not going in with the right frame of mind.

“But we’re not hiding from the fact that it’s going to be a serious challenge,” said the former Australian Rugby Sevens player.

“It’s a season where we’re going to need to be hitting our straps right from the get-go.

“There won’t be that month to warm into things.

“Moving forward, I’m pretty happy with how we’re building, but only time will tell, and games are coming up so that’ll be good.

“It’s exciting, everyone just wants to play rugby.”