New Challenges For Dragons Junior Reps
Wednesday 13 March 2013 8:41 AM
All four St George Illawarra Dragons Junior Representative Rugby League teams face new challenges in their upcoming Round 6 matches.
The St George Junior Reps face the Newcastle Knights at WIN Jubilee Oval on Saturday 16 March at 12 noon and 1.30pm. Saints Harold Matthews (U16’s) Cup Coach Graeme Wynn is delighted to be playing Newcastle at WIN Jubilee Oval for the first time in many years. “We always seem to draw Newcastle in Newcastle, as we have done for many years. It will be great to play them at home for a change. I know my team, as well as Ben Hornby’s SG Ball (U18’s) side, is really looking forward to the challenge”.
The Illawarra Steelers Junior Reps travel away to TG Millner Field at Marsfield on Saturday 16 March to take on the North Sydney Bears at 12 noon and 1.30pm. Steelers Harold Matthews Cup Co-Coaches Adam Bezzina and Michael Stone have challenged their team to improve their application and consistency throughout the entire match. “We’ve been playing really good footy in parts of all our games, but have been losing concentration at other times” Stone commented. “We have challenged the boys to reduce their error rate in the hope they can produce throughout the entire game the standards of which they are capable of playing”.
Steelers Harold Matthews Cup hooker Jarrad Whitty played strongly last weekend v Cronulla
Dean Young, Illawarra’s SG Ball Cup Coach, has challenged his team to repeat their efforts of their previous game when they defeated Cronulla 24-22 last Saturday at WIN Stadium. “We’re away this week, we’ve got a long travel journey in front of us, so we’ll need to concentrate really hard to overcome the travel, and a competent North Sydney Bears team” Young said today.
Illawarra Steelers SG Ball back rower Abe Atallah hits the ball up strongly in last week's win over Cronulla
Both the St George and Illawarra Harold Matthews Cup teams will need to record victories this weekend to keep their slim Finals chances alive, whilst both SG Ball Cup teams currently sit inside the top eight and require wins to cement their present positions.