Narwan Eels haven’t taken the field since their opening round of the Group 19 season against Inverell Hawks but are set to get back into the swing of things when they take on Moree Boars this Saturday.
The Boars league tag side sit second on the ladder and are coming off a 26-4 win over premiers Glen Innes.
The Narwan team lost their opening match 20-18 against Inverell and captain-coach Anarla Moran is aiming for a better defensive effort from her side.
“As a team we have been working especially [hard] on [our] defensive line – holding our line and moving up quickly and together off the line to make those tags,” she said.
“The Boars are a good team, they have a few quick players. They have been in the competition for a while so obviously their girls have a lot more experience than some of the girls in the Narwan league tag team so they do have that advantage on us, but we will be coming out strong, giving our all and hopefully come out with the win this weekend.”
Narwan’s reserve grade won their opening game against Inverell while the A graders were beaten 42-14.
The Boars are sitting at the top of the table with three comfortable wins in-a-row.
Narwan A grade captian-coach Allan Widders said the most important thing for his side is minimalising their mistakes.
“We are definitely going to have to be on our game because they are sitting at the top for a reason,” he said.
“The match fitness, we will be down on that but we have put in a couple of extra sessions, wary of the big game ahead of us. They are a quality side and if you give them too much ball they are probably going to get you in the back end. We have a game plan we have been working on for the next couple of weeks so if we can stick to that I think it should help us.”
Widders said they will be at full-strength for the match.
“A few blokes had things on and we get a couple back so it should be good,” he said.
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