By Jake Bull
The Illawarra Cutters return to action this weekend when they host the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs at WIN Stadium, Wollongong on Saturday.
The Cutters return to the field after their third and final bye last weekend whilst their opponents, the Bulldogs, also had a bye last weekend meaning both sides will be refreshed and ready to go in the round 16 clash.
Prior to the bye, the Cutters had won three in-a-row, including a victory against the Newtown Jets in their last start.
Head Coach, Scott Logan, was happy with that win but with no more breaks before the end of the season is wary to not lose momentum.
“We’ve won more than we’ve lost around the byes which is good but after this bye we are well aware we have nine or ten games straight and the hard part of the draw,” said Logan.
“The pressure is on to keep those standards that we’re setting over the last few weeks and keep building to the back part of the season.”
The good form of the first-grade side has meant that a lot of the squad members on the fringe have been getting some consistent football with the Cutters.
Some of those players included this week are Charly Runciman, George Rose and Rory O’Brien.
The Bulldogs are a younger side but still offer a threat out wide with exciting backs in Chase Stanley, Jacob Loko and Corey Thompson.