While the Griffith Blacks endured a tough weekend against Tumut last weekend, it doesn’t get any easier for them as they welcome Waratahs to Exies Oval on Saturday afternoon.
Coach Craig Morriss feels while the score may have been one-sided they were still able to take a lot out of their game against Tumut.
“The promising for the club is that we had 37 players for two grades which we are really proud of,” he said.
“The unfortunate thing was that we didn’t really turn up until the last 20 minutes where we started to score points.”
The Waratahs have been the benchmark for the competition this year, and Morriss feels having clubs like this are key for everyone in the SIRU.
“Full credit to the Waratahs they have been one of the best teams in country rugby union,” he said.
“They have set the bar for the competition. You need the strong clubs to set the standard for everyone else to reach.
“We are just treating it as a normal week, and we just need to get the basics right.”
It is a big day for the Blacks as a club as the game against the Wagga side doubles as their Sponsors and Women’s Day, so there will be plenty of spectators at Exies Oval when first grade get underway at around 3.15pm.