Illawarra Cutters Head Coach Ian Millward believes that a strong completion rate was instrumental in the 38-6 win over the North Sydney Bears at WIN Stadium, Wollongong on Saturday.
Millward says that a 75% completion rate is something his players have been working towards and he lauded the attitude of the first-graders who have played with the Cutters to date.
According to Millward, the three game winning streak is a result of the strong effort the players have given both on the playing field and the training paddock.
The Cutters have the bye next week and Millward believes it'll give them even better preparation to try and extend their winning streak to four.
“We started really strong and had one of our best completion rates this season,” said Millward.
“Our defence was really strong and our completion rate was strong and it allowed us to be dominant for the whole game.
“We would like to play like that every week and this week we were able to and it was the first time we had a completion rate of 75%.
“Our defence gave us a chance to attack and we've done really well to have a defence we can build a foundation on.
“Having the first-graders has been important for the team, but the most important part is the attitude they bring as they all have a really good attitude which adds a lot to the squad.
“Winning three in a row is really good and it’s a reward to the boys for all the effort they've given us out on the field.
“We have two weeks now until our next game and we’ll take a good look at our upcoming opponents and take the time to prepare.”