Head Coach Michael Maguire is looking for performance from his forwards after a lacklustre start to the season in last week's opening fixture. In a round where only three of his forwards made over 100 metres going forward, Madge is confident the competition among his forwards will get them firing.
With George Burgess playing for the North Sydney Bears last week and Thomas Burgess to line up for them this week, Maguire has made it clear position in the forward pack aren't safe for any player. Maguire is relying on the depth in our forward pack to motivate the competition for spots and lift the standards in his big men.
"I've got some handy other players in the team," said Maguire.
"Zane Musgrove, he's coming along really well, and people like Robbie Rochow who played his first game with us last week and will grow off the back of that.
"Jason Clark is playing well and we've got Sam through the middle. I've got a number of different people there that I can put through the middle of the park."
Maguire declares the professionalism of his playing group is cultivating a healthy culture of competition and relegation to the North Sydney Bears isn't affecting team morale - it's in fact doing the opposite and motivating his players.
"They've taken it very good. They're very professional about it and they understand what they need to do to get back in," said Maguire.
"We need to make sure we aim up in the middle."