When the Gunnedah Red Devils cracked their four-game losing streak last week against Quirindi, the side kept their finals hopes alive.
With four rounds remaining, Gunnedah sits in sixth position, 10 points behind fourth-placed Narrabri.
The run home includes some tough matches including this weekend’s clash with Moree who sit in second position on the Central North Rugby Union ladder.
While their finals hopes are slim, Matt Roseby said the Red Devils are stilling gunning for the semis.
“We’re still a mathematical chance to make it and we’d love to play finals but we want to win every game we have left and the rest is out of our hands,” he said.
“We’re taking it week by week.”
Roseby said last Saturday’s win had spurred on the Red Devils heading into the home clash at Rugby Park.
“You can definitely see at training on Tuesday – a win picked up team morale and gets a bit of confidence in the camp,” Roseby said.
One area of the game which Roseby said would be a great battle was in the forwards.
“We obviously have to be better all over the park than the last four weeks but they’ve [Moree] got a big forward pack and we pride ourselves on our set piece. We have a lot of confidence in our forward pack,” he said.
Roseby also expected the backline to continue its improvement this weekend.
“Last time they [Moree] scored four tries on us through the outside backs so we’re looking to tighten up there,” Roseby said.
“We’ve had a lot of blokes away from the first grade backline through work, travel, injury.
“We’ve been disjointed out wide but a lot of those blokes are coming back. Jamie Mitchell was back last week and so was Oscar Hunt. We’ll hopefully have Dave Heyman and Joe Norman back as well.”
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