Black and White taking on Hay in Group 20

POTENTIAL OUT: Black and Whites Stephen Broome is a chance to miss their game with Hay. PHOTO: Liam Warren
POTENTIAL OUT: Black and Whites Stephen Broome is a chance to miss their game with Hay. PHOTO: Liam Warren

After two weeks off, the Black and Whites will be looking to hit the ground running when they travel to take on Hay.

Coach Craig Morriss said his side are looking forward to taking the field again.

“The break probably came at a good time for us,” he said.

“Everyone is now over their niggles and are looking forward to this weekend.”

He (Broome) has probably been the form halfback in the competition

Craig Morriss

A trip to Hay is a potential tripping point Morriss is looking to avoid given how close the table is with his side level with three other teams in a fight for top spot.

“I’m not taking anything for granted,” he said.

“In recent weeks Hay’s losing margins have been coming down and I think they might have recruited some new players.

“On a whole, there are never easy games in the competition and a bad day at the office can be really damaging.”

While there are no injuries, the Panthers will be without a key component for the clash with the Magpies.

“We should be pretty much full strength,” he said.

“Steven Broome might miss which is a bit of a loss for us.

“I think he has probably been the form halfback in the competition.”