Wellington Cowboys coach Brian Johnson says defence will be the key to upsetting Dubbo Cyms following his side’s win over Cobar at the weekend.
“They scored almost as many points as us in the second half and it is concerning because Cyms will be harder to beat
than Cobar in due respect,” he said.
Wellington’s playing patterns were good, the coach said,
but the tendency to ease up on the opposition will be something he will be talking about
during training in the lead
up to Sunday’s clash in
Cyms fell to Macquarie on Sunday and will be ready for a rematch of last year’s preliminary final.
“When we got out to a big lead we slackened off and let them
off for some soft tries,” Johnson said.
“But in saying all that it was a solid effort and there were some impessive efforts on field including Richard Peckham’s hat trick and Shannon Ireland in the forwards.
“Ally Beale also was brilliant.”
Wellington will be readying for a return match against one of its favourite sons Corey Stanley who ran in 4 tries for Group 11 on the weekend against
Stanley will be backing up again on Sunday for Cyms after playing in the Country Championship final.
He will be joined by Beale, Aiden Ryan and possibly Ben McGregor.
Both Beale and Stanley were highly impressive in Saturday’s representative match and will travel to Queanbeyan for the Country Rugby League Tier 2 title.
Brent Naden and Lewis Stanley, in the Country Rugby League under 18s side, are currently preparing to play the Queensland Maroons on July 7 at Toowoomba.
The squad will assemble in Sydney next Tuesday July 3.