PFNL's South Mandurah Falcons regroup after losses against Pinjarra and Rockingham

REGROUP: South Mandurah will use the weekend's bye to regroup and recover. Photo: Shazza J Photography.
REGROUP: South Mandurah will use the weekend's bye to regroup and recover. Photo: Shazza J Photography.

"We've had two pretty big losses over the last few weeks so we're going to use the bye to regroup, get on the training track and get healthy."

It has been a tough few weeks for the PFNL's South Mandurah Falcons and after a few big losses, they have lost their top spot on the ladder.

League coach Kallen Williams said the team was disappointed, but still remained positive for the rest of the season.

"The byes have been killing us," Williams laughed.

"This weekend will be our third bye in the last six weeks so it has been hard to get some momentum going."

Williams told the Mail that some of their team had been recovering from concussions and soft tissue injuries.

"We've had a few injuries - we were eight or nine out in our game against Pinjarra.

"Over the next fortnight we're hoping to be back to full strength again."

Last round, South Mandurah faced off against their biggest competitors, the Rockingham Rams.

The Rams ended up taking the win with a whopping 119-54 points, and also knocked South Mandurah off of the top spot on the ladder.

"When we came up against Rockingham last weekend they gave us a bit of a catch up with how professional they are.

"We're all still positive but we definitely had a wakeup call."

COMPETITION: After an undefeated streak, the Falcons have faced two losses against their biggest competitors, Rockingham and Pinjarra. Photo: Supplied.

COMPETITION: After an undefeated streak, the Falcons have faced two losses against their biggest competitors, Rockingham and Pinjarra. Photo: Supplied.

One of the team's biggest strengths is player Kyren Gavin, who was named the team's fairest and best last season.

Gavin has been out of action for a few games while he has been recovering from an injury.

"Kyren should be back next week," Williams said.

"We're hoping to go into finals with some winning momentum."

South Mandurah will not have to face their biggest adversaries again until round 19, with the bye acting as a starting point to prepare the team to get back on track for round 15.

"We've definitely had a bit of a wakeup call to what standards we need to be reaching.

"We're still a tight-knit group."

Round 14 will see the Mandurah Mustangs take on the Pinjarra Tigers while the Centrals are up against Waroona.

The Rockingham Rams will play Halls Head on Rockingham's home turf.

The round 14 games will begin on Saturday, July 24.