Griffith Blacks look set to continue their tough season as they prepare to travel to take on Waratahs in Wagga on Saturday.
The job look set to be made more difficult as the side will be without regular fullback Billy Maiava who will miss though injury.
“He was at training but I’m probably not going to risk him,” coach Jason Waring-Bryant said.
“There is no point in risking a young bloke’s career if something bad were to happen.
There is no point in risking a young bloke's career if something bad were to happenJason Waring-Bryant
“It’s sad to see him miss out but we will reevaluate next week and go from there.”
Waring-Bryant said he is expecting to be facing a well drilled side this weekend.
“They have been playing together for a number of years,” he said.
“The side are really well put together and it will be another tough game for us this weekend.
“No matter where you play them they always put up a tough fight.”
Blacks first XV
1. Richard Latu, 2. Kieran McNabb, 3. Lui Lale, 4. Mitch White, 5. James Kanaley, 6. Augustine De Notta, 7. Aiston Fidow, 8. Enoch Tia, 9. Jason Waring-Bryant, 10.Teei Pawi, 11. Johnny Brown, 12. Chris Tomi, 13. Andrew Madden, 14. Meli Seru, 15. Frank Josephane