Gloucester Cockies face the Manning Ratz in Lower Mid North Coast Rugby Union

The Cockies during last round's match-up with Wallamba.
The Cockies during last round's match-up with Wallamba.

The Gloucester Cockies are on the road this weekend, heading to Taree to take on the Manning Ratz in Lower Mid North Coast Rugby Union action. 

The Cockies are coming off the back of a 36-0 loss to Wallamba, a stark improvement of the previous outings against the side.

The side currently sit in 5th on 11 points.

A win against the competition front-runners will put them hot on the heels of Myall Coast.

Manning coach Jake Maurirere predicted in The Manning River Times today that the match will be a tough contest due to the strength and size of the Cockies’ forward pack.

The game kicks off at 3pm tomorrow at Taree Rugby Park.