It’s now or never for South Grafton Rebels
SOUTH Grafton Rebels have their best chance of notching their first Group 2 win of the season tomorrow.
They will host last-placed Orara Valley Axemen, who sit bottom of the table after being thrashed by Coffs Comets in the first round and last week's 28-6 loss to Bellingen.
Coach Dallas Waters is not taking the opposition lightly, however, with his team's focus remaining solely on their own performance.
"The trial we played earlier this year is hard to gauge from but we need to focus on playing good footy," Waters said.
"We've had a pretty good preparation and addressed a lot of what has let us down in recent weeks, and that's holding the ball and completing our sets.
"If we can string quality time with the ball together then I think we'll go well."
Birrigan Young is the only inclusion for the Rebels, the former Manly under-20s prop starting from the bench in what will be his first game of the season.
Team: Brogan Melrose, Andrew Gillett, Aaron Martin, Don Johnson, Anthony Skinner, Ronald Gordon, Jay Melrose, Ian Leota, Rhys Walters, Vincent Duroux, Dwayne Duke, Karl Woodley, Luke Welsh. Interchange: Ben Woods, Matthew McLennan, Birrigan Young, Tasman Randall.