Blacks stick to successful formula ahead of CSU clash

RESTING: Andries De Meyer (left) will miss the next game for the Griffith Blacks.

RESTING: Andries De Meyer (left) will miss the next game for the Griffith Blacks.

Griffith Blacks coach Seru Rogo would love to take all the credit for his side's five-match winning streak in the Walsh and Blair Cup but insists the success is down to his players' work ethic.

The Blacks are one of the form teams of the Southern Inland Rugby Union competition and will chase their sixth victory in a row against CSU Reddies tomorrow.

To keep momentum building, Rogo said he and his players would stick to the formula that had been working for them.

"The boys have been training hard every week that's all it is," he said.

"It's all about preparation for us and it will be no different for us this week."

The Blacks lost a rugged encounter when they played Reddies at the start of the season, and Rogo expects the rematch on CSU's home turf to be just as tough.

"They're a very good team," Rogo said of Reddies.

"They've been one of the top sides in the competition for years.

"We can't afford to let our guards down.

"We've won our last five games, but we need to keep our feet on the ground and try and get the win."

Andries De Meyer will miss the game for the Blacks, Rogo choosing to rest the openside flanker ahead of the play-offs later this month.

"He's just been getting niggling type of injuries the last couple of games, so I've asked him to take another week off," Rogo said.

"I want him to be fit for the finals."

While De Meyer's steadying presence will be missed against CSU, Rogo is confident the Blacks will get the job done.

"We've been very fortunate to have the players we have this year," he said.

"We've been very good all over the field.

"The boys have been working hard in the forwards, and we've also got some strike weapons in the backline.

"Everyone does their job when they're on the field."

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