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By Jack Books and Jake Bull

The St George Illawarra Junior Representative teams are nearly at the midway point of their season when they take to the field this Saturday.

The St George Dragons Harold Matthews (U16) and SG Ball ((U18) teams will take on the Balmain Tigers at Leichardt Oval.

Both teams are looking for a solid victory, with the Harold Matthews coming off a heavy loss and the SG Ball hoping to continue their undefeated season following a last second win over WSAS last week.

SG Ball coach Brad Liggins remains hopeful that the boys will deliver.

“We are all looking forward to this game against the Tigers as it will test us to see where we are at,” said Liggins.

“If they do the simple things rights I believe we’ll be in a good position to grab the points.”

The Harold Matthews kick-off at 11.30am while the SG Ball will follow at 1:00pm.

The Illawarra Steelers Harold Matthews (U16) and SG Ball (U18) teams will also hit the road to play the Newcastle Knights at Cessnock Sportsground.

Both teams will be in good spirits after wins against the Sydney Roosters last round.

This weekend the Harold Matthews side will enter their fixture against the Knights on the back of their first win of the season.

The victory pushed them to tenth place and in striking distance of the top eight.

Their opponents themselves only sit on one win and are in 14th place so this fixture looks like a tight affair.

The Steelers SG Ball team has had an extremely start to the season, being undefeated.

Having won four games and had one bye, the team is in a strong position heading into the second half of the season.

The Knights have won more games than they have lost but are just inside the top eight in seventh.

The Harold Matthews team are first at 12.00pm before the SG Ball squads run onto the field at 1.30pm.

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