After losing its fourth consecutive game of the Victorian Rugby Championship, Ballarat Highlanders coach Karl Thin is calling for new talent to help buoy the team after its run of injuries.
Going down 41-19 on the road at the weekend to Monash University, Ballarat was without 12 regular players. The injuries forced players to play out of position, creating issues for the Highlanders all over the ground.
"I guess the key was we asked a lot of players to play out of position which really challenged us," Thin said.
"We didn't have a high completion rate of any set plays and paid for it on the scoreboard."
After losing their first-five options for the season due to injury, Thin said new blood may be needed at help the team ahead of a hopeful finals appearance.
"Where at a stage now where we probably need an injection of players because the reality is you can't just create a first-five out of nowhere."
Ballarat's next game will be at home against the Melton Warriors.
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