Glen Innes Magpies are gearing up for their second home match since their return to Group 19 but face their most difficult challenge yet on Sunday in the MacIntyre Warriors.
Last year’s grand finalists are coming off a win against the Moree Boomerangs and Magpies coach Nick Ehsman said it will be a good opportunity to see where his side sit in the competition.
"It is going to show us where we are as a team,” Ehsman said.
“They were strong last year. They will always be competitive but hopefully we can step up another notch.”
The Magpies are two wins from their two matches with their most recent a thumping of the Armidale Rams.
While the margin was massive, Ehsman said his side can’t get too carried away with the big scoreline.
"The Rams aren't the strongest side in the competition but we can take some positives out of it,” he said.
He will put his strongest side on the park for their round three match with the hope of another victory.