NORTH Launceston full-back Geoff Mohr expects to get the job on Western Storm big man Bart McCulloch in tomorrow’s State League qualifying final at Aurora Stadium.
The 30-year-old, experienced defender is a key linchpin for the Bombers down back and is used to getting the job on key forwards week in and out.
‘‘I reckon I will get Bart again and there is a mutual respect there and we’ve been up against each other a few times and we know each others’ games,’’ Mohr said.
A qualified draftsman, he has played about 70 senior games since joining North from Launceston in 2011, where he played 133 senior games and was a two-time NTFL premiership player.
Mohr said he was enjoying the Bombers’ success with a young group this season and said the whole playing group had gelled well and were primed for finals action.
‘‘It’s been good and we’ve just had the 22 contributors each week and that’s all you can ask for each week with everyone playing their role,’’ he said.
‘‘I have enjoyed my role down back and I have an assistant coach’s development role this year and it’s good to be able to teach the younger guys out on the ground about how we set up.
‘‘Considering we’ve only got two or three of the same back six from last year we’ve done well and gelled really well and I think we have the least score against for the year which is a feather in our cap and we’ve worked really well together.’’
He said finishing in the top three was a credit to the playing group and how hard they had worked since preseason to get to where they were.
‘‘Coming off last week it showed we can match it with the Storm and there probably weren’t many people who thought we could finish in the top three.
‘‘We’ve improved especially since Zane has taken over and has installed a good culture around the club.’’