Tom Kirk Cup Up For Grabs
By Jake Bull
The Illawarra Cutters are back at home this week when they face the Newtown Jets at WIN Stadium, Wollongong on Saturday.
Having come home with a strong second half last week against the Wests Tigers, the Cutters will be hoping to continue that momentum with their third win in a row.
The Cutters last defeat came at the hands of this week’s opponents, the Jets, who come into this round 14 clash with a defeat against the Wyong Roos.
The game will have added importance as the two teams play for the Tom Kirk Cup.
The Jets have the trophy at the moment but the home side will be looking to wrestle it back from the visitors.
Cutters Head Coach Scott Logan was pleased with the second half last week after their slow start.
“It was definitely a game of two halves," said Logan.
“We made a number of errors and basically every time they got the ball down our end they scored so we were really disappointed with our effort.
“The little period of ten minutes after half-time set up the win and in the back-end we were able to be gritty and score another try.”
The Cutters will be buoyed this week by the fact that the same 17 players have been named after their win against the Tigers last weekend.
Some of those players include Dylan Farrell, Nathan Green and one of the form wingers of the competition Yaw Kiti Glymin.
With the Jets being the feeder team for the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks they have named some experienced players themselves including Nathan Gardner, Mitch Brown and Tinirau Arona.