By Jake Bull
The Illawarra Cutters will be looking to bounce back when they face the North Sydney Bears at North Sydney Oval on Saturday.
After back-to-back losses to the New Zealand Warriors, the Cutters head into the clash in sixth position, but just one loss away from dropping out of the top eight.
Their opponents, the Bears, come into the game having gone down to the Wentworthville Magpies last weekend and currently sit in 10th position, but only one win behind the Cutters.
Despite the loss last weekend, Cutters Head Coach Scott Logan was pleased that his side was able to get back into the game after trailing early.
“We came with a plan and we had decent success the week before so we were reasonably confident,” said Logan.
“I think as a whole we didn’t defend as consistenly as we would have liked throughout the game and at crucial times when we had opportunities to score points we were a little bit clunky; we didn’t quite get the fluency in attack that we practiced with.”
“I am really happy with the way we put ourselves in a position to get a draw in the end there but unfortunately the kick didn’t go over.”
The Cutters will be pleased with the fact that Eto Nabuli has again been named in the side alongside fellow St George Illawarra Dragons first-grade players George Rose and Craig Garvey.
The Bears have named quite a strong side with Darryl Millard, Joel Reddy and Nathan Brown all being named.