North Sydney Bears halfback Luke Keary says his side will be up for the challenge when they take on the Wentworthville Magpies in round seven of the NSW Cup competition this Sunday at 3pm at North Sydney Oval.


The Bears currently sit second on the ladder with six wins from seven matches, four competition points ahead of Wentworthville who have won four from their seven games.


But the Magpies have plenty of first grade experience with the likes of Jake Mullaney, Cheyse Blair, Daniel Harrison, Pat O'Hanlon, Matt Cross and Taulima Tautai lining up this Sunday.


Last weekend in the split round six clash with Mounties, the Bears won by the slimmest of two-point margins, something halfback Luke Keary says they will be trying to avoid this week.


"They were tougher then we thought," Keary said in the lead up to this Sunday's clash.


"We knew they were a big team and they came out firing.


"They gave us a bit of a scare but we got the job done in the end, just not as well as we would have liked to."


Keary has been getting raps from everyone that has seen him play so far this season, but he is not satisfied with his performances just yet.


"I've got lots to improve on in my own game," Keary summarised.


"And we've got plenty to work on as a team too.


"We need to try and improve on our combinations which has been difficult because they've been changing quite regularly, but we get Api (Koroisau) back at hooker this week which will be a boost for us.


"We also have Dyl (Farrell) playing at five-eighth which will be great for me and the team.


"He's got lots of first grade experience and he knows the game really well.


"He's going to be a good addition to the team."


Keary is looking forward to taking on the Magpies, especially those players with NRL experience.


"It's good to play teams with first grade experience as it helps all of our games get better and helps you grow as a player," Keary said.


"They've had a pretty strong start to the year and it's another challenge for us.


"We'll be up for it."


The North Sydney Bears take on the Wentworthville Magpies at North Sydney Oval on Sunday 28 April at 3pm.


There are no NRL fixtures scheduled in Sydney for Sunday, so if you feel like a day in the Autumn sun at one of Sydney great old footy grounds, head to North Sydney Oval to cheer on the Rabbitohs' feeder club and some of South Sydney's up-and-coming stars.