Cutters Ready To Bite Back

The Illawarra Cutters travel to face the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs at Belmore Sports Ground on Saturday.

The Cutters are coming off a big victory against the Knights and in recent weeks have been lethal in attack.

This, along with their defence rarely being broken has seen confidence high heading into the game.

“The winning attitude the boys are displaying is terrific,” said Logan.

“I admit that I am still surprised sometimes when I look at the stat sheets post match and see some of the efforts the boys have put into our wins lately and full credit goes to them.

“However, while the clean sheet was good neither team completed their sets well in the second half .

“Fortunately, the boys’ defended well throughout the game which helped us achieve that score.”

The Bulldogs suffered a heavy defeat against the Mt Pritchard Mounties and will be hoping to bounce back with a victory against Illawarra.

This is the second meeting between the two sides this season after the Cutters walked away with the two points in a 34-22 victory earlier in the season at WIN Stadium, Wollongong.

Winger Tyrone Cranston has been in fine form for the Cutters with six tries in two games and the Bulldogs will have to do better than previous opposition to stop his recent run of form.

Patrick Templeman is one of the young stars in the Bulldogs rank and will be the danger man for Illawarra to contend with.

Able to switch between the halves and fullback, he could create trouble if given the space.

Heading into the game, the Cutters still remain in fourth position as the teams around them continue to win as well.

The Bulldogs sit in 12th position but cannot be taken lightly with plenty of young players who will be looking to push for a first-grade position.