GOLD Coast Blaze big man Anthony Petrie stared down a bird of prey yesterday.
But this is not the same bird of prey he’s preparing for with the Wollongong Hawks place to fly into town to get a confrontation.
The Blaze are still smarting following a close first-up loss to Townsville.
However they confront an equally demanding job a team that seems really strong this year.
He acknowledged Petrie’s first clash against his former club hasn’t weighed on his head although it’s going to be it.
“To be honest I haven’t thought much about it,” he said.
“Petrie happen to be thinking more about playing them as yet another team rather than as my former team.
“It was fantastic a year ago and I experienced a blast with all the lads, but I must go forward and I’m at a brand new team now.”
As great as the Blaze were night, the boys understand when they go down tonight, it’s going to count for little.
Having a tough schedule coming up, Petrie said the team can barely manage to be 0-2 (win-loss record).