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The Illawarra Cutters host the Wentworthville Magpies at WIN Stadium, Wollongong on Saturday.

Both teams have had successful seasons and head into the game firmly in the top four of the NSW Cup.

The Cutters moved up the ladder last weekend after defeating the North Sydney Bears and results going their way.

The Magpies were unsuccessful against the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks last weekend in a high scoring game.

Cutters Head Coach Scott Logan has named the same side that defeated the Bears last weekend including Dylan Farrell, Kyle Stanley and Chris Lewis.

“We’re pretty happy with getting the two points, even though it was a pretty ugly win,” said Logan.

“The attitude the boys showed to stay in the game and ultimately win was tremendous.

“That’s just the squads nature they have a high character the part time guys work hard at training and the full time guys come back to training and work just as hard.

“Chris Lewis probably needs to be singled out with some respect earlier in the year he was told his services probably wouldn't be required and he had a lot of guys ahead of him.

“But he persisted and went back to the local leagues and played good footy and when the opportunity came he grabbed it with both hands and he runs very good lines, plays 80 minutes, and is willing to learn.”

Wentworthville have plenty of dangerous players that could trouble the home side including Justin Hunt, Luke Kelly and Mitch Allgood.

This game will have large ramifications in the run to the finals with a win for Illawarra putting them into second position, leaping ahead of their opponents this weekend.