Top teams put undefeated records on the line

BOTH Jamberoo and Gerringong have started the 2017 Group 7 season on fire, winning their opening five and four games of the season respectively. 

BLOCKBUSTER CLASH: Jamberoo's Andrew Clarke will be on hand when the Superoos face defending premiers Gerringong Lions this weekend. Photo: DAVID HALL

BLOCKBUSTER CLASH: Jamberoo's Andrew Clarke will be on hand when the Superoos face defending premiers Gerringong Lions this weekend. Photo: DAVID HALL

But come Saturday afternoon at Michael Cronin Oval, only one of their unblemished records will still be intact.

Gerringong coach Michael Cronin, who side come into the encounter on the back of a 44-18 victory against Albion Park-Oak Flats, emphasised that Saturday is just another round game for his team – where he hopes they continue to improve as a unit.

“So far, we are travelling pretty well but we never try to get carried away with ourselves, especially this early in the season,” Cronin said.

“Being so early in the season, teams are still trying to find their grooves but no doubt Jamberoo will be a big challenge.

“All the top teams from last year seem to have lost a few players whereas Jamberoo seem to have bolstered their depth.”

Cronin’s opposite number Jono Dallas said it would be a good challenge for his troops at the weekend to see where they are at.

“We have a pretty good start to the season, winning all our opening games but there’s still a very long way to go,” Dallas said.

“None of our boys are concerned with our record or that fact we won last year’s corresponding fixture – their only worry is the game at hand this Saturday.

“Obviously we have some tough challenges such as Kiama and Nowra-Bomaderry on the road so far but this is without a doubt our biggest challenge yet.”

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