Hunt Says Bears need to Improve Against Mounties in NSW Cup - Split Round Six, 2013

North Sydney Bears fullback Justin Hunt says his side will need to improve on last week's performance if they are to get over the top of Mounties this Saturday in their NSW Cup split Round Six fixture at Centrebet Stadium.


The Bears, who have a selection of Rabbitohs players set to play from Hunt, Mitchell Buckett, Dylan Farrell, Shaune Corrigan, Luke Keary, Thomas Burgess, Josh Starling, Kyle Turner, Aaron Gray, Jason Clark and Michael Crocker, scored a 28-12 win over the Wyong Roos last week, but it won't be enough to get them the two points this week according to their number one.


"We were pretty scratchy last week," Hunt summarised.


"We only completed three of 13 sets in our second half and that's just not good enough at any level.


"It's something we've worked on at training this week and I'm sure we'll all improve in that area."


The Mounties have plenty of NRL experience in their team, with Hunt matching up against Michael Bani, and the forward contains the likes of Shaun Berrigan, Sam Mataora and Joe Picker.


"I've had a look at their team and their forward pack is definitely their strength," Hunt said.


"I'm sure our guys can at least match them up front and then it's the job of us out wider to put on the points."


Hunt has been happy with his own form and hopes to earn a call up to the Rabbitohs side in the not-too-distant future.


"I'm just trying to be consistent and have a good attitude towards my footy," Hunt said.


"If I can keep playing well for the Bears then hopefully an opportunity will come up in the first grade team at some stage.


"The boys are playing very well and we've both got five wins on the board from the first six games, so it's good to see both sides looking strong and playing well."


The Bears take on Mounties at Centrebet Stadium at 3:10pm on Saturday, as the first of three games on that night, with the Under 20s State of Origin fixture follwing the NSW CUp match, followed by the Samoa vs Tonga Test match.


The Bears game will be shown live on Fox Sports 1 from 3pm on Saturday.