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By Jack Books and Jake Bull

The St George Illawarra Dragons Junior Representative teams will be in action once again this Saturday, March 14.

The St George Dragons Harold Matthews (U16) and SG Ball (U18) teams will take on the Western Sydney Academy of Sport (SWAS) when they return to Jubilee Oval, Kogarah.

Last week the Harold Matthews Cup boys lost narrowly (10-16) to South West Sydney Academy of Sport (SWSAS) at Camden whilst the SG Ball team defeated the West Coast Pirates (28-4) to remain undefeated at the top of the SG Ball Cup competition table after 4 rounds.

Dragons Harold Matthews Coach Graeme Wynn hopes for a win this week following the Harold Matthews loss last week to SWSAS.

“We need to improve on our ball control this week and we’ll give ourselves a chance of winning,” said Wynn.

“The boys are improving all the time, I’m happy with how they’re developing, and hopefully they’ll have a win this weekend”.

The Harold Matthews Cup match will kick off at 10:00am while the SG Ball will follow at 11:30am.

The Illawarra Steelers Harold Matthews (U16) and SG Ball (U18) teams have a home away from home this weekend as they also face the Sydney Roosters at Jubilee Oval, Kogarah.

Having started the season against some tough opposition, the Steelers Harold Matthews squad will be looking to bounce back against the Roosters.

Sitting in 13th place with one draw, the side can ill-afford to drop many more points due to the season only being nine rounds long.

This will be the perfect opportunity to get a win on the board as their opponents are sitting at the foot of the ladder.

The SG Ball side have had a better time in the first four rounds.

With three wins and a bye, the side is excelling and sits in third place. In a great sign for the club, the St George team is just above them in second.

However, Illawarra’s opponents aren’t in such a good position as the Roosters sit in 13th place, four points off the top eight.

The Harold Matthews team are first up at 1.30pm before the SG Ball squads kick-off at 3.00pm.