THE Ipswich Jets are facing up to one of their toughest Queensland Cup competitions on record.
In the opening three rounds the Jets are zero for three and have lost their last two matches by margins of 40 or more.
In defence of the Jets is the lack of player support they are receiving from any NRL club.
Each time they have taken the field the opposition ranks have been boosted by top grade players who have either played in the NRL or who are on the fringe.
The Jets are affiliated with the Sydney Roosters, but their drop down NRL players are firstly taken up by East’s NSW Cup team.
The NSW Cup is equivalent to the former NRL Reserve Grade and is littered with former top grade players. The Jets struggled last year at the start of the season, but improved dramatically in the run home under new coach former NSW Origin tough prop, Ben Cross.
Cross has experienced a similar start to 2022 and will be hoping he can once again mould his young team into a competitive squad. The Jets next opponent is the Brisbane Tigers. at 6.30pm this Saturday night at Leo Williams Oval, Carina.