The Riverina Rhinos will be looking to finish a much improved season with a win when they take on Woden Weston at Solar Mad Stadium on Saturday evening.
The side has met the goals they set about at the start of the season and will be looking to pick up three points to remain in their mid-table position.
Coach Gabriel Abdala is proud of the way his side have come together this season.
“This season in comparison to last season has been nothing but positive picking up big wins along the way,” he said.
“We may have missed out on finals but in saying that it is a complete turn around to what we experienced last season.”
While the obvious highlight for the first-grade side is their win at home over Olympic, there are a few highlights in the eyes of Abdala.
“When you are beating clubs like that it is a step forward in the direction that you want to go in especially with a developing club like the Rhinos,” he said.
“In saying that we also have to look at beating Gungahlin twice and we didn't lose to Monaro and even drawing against Belconnen.
“These are clubs that last year was noticeably stronger than us.”
This weekend they will take on Woden Weston at the grand opening of the renamed Solar Mad Stadium so will be hoping the home crowd are able to get them across the line.
The task won’t be made easier by the absence of captain Joe Preece who has been in great form in recent weeks having scored four goals in the last two games, but after picking up, a quad injury will miss the final game of the season.
Despite the big loss, Abdala has confidence in the under 18s who will be making the step up.
“We don't know exactly how long he will be out for, but he defiantly won't feature this week,” he said.
“We have the talent in the under 18s to fill up the spot, but you are filing the skipper's spot. We know whoever we put in is going to give us 100% no matter what.”
In the absence of Preece, Ally McLeod will take over the captain’s armband.
The action will start with the under 13s kicking off at 10am while the first-grade side will bring a big day of footballing action to a close when they kick off at 5pm.