Rivals to go head to head

TWO local rivals will go head to head when the Kiama Knights host the Gerringong Lions at the Kiama Showground on Sunday.

Both teams have enjoyed strong starts to the season, but it is the Lions who are carrying the most impressive form into the clash.

The Lions have scored 120 points in their last two outings, where they flogged Jamberoo 70-10, before putting Nowra-Bomaderry to the sword 50-20.

Kiama have also showed lots of positive sings in their early games and they will be looking to bounce back after stumbling to a 28-16 loss to Shellharbour last week.

Gerringong boast six players from the Group 7 squad named to play against Group 6 next week and there is no doubt the likes of Joel Roberts, Patrick Cronin, Tim Moore and Nathan Ford will have a big part to play for them.

Kiama have plenty of attacking flair in their young backline, while some experienced older heads in the forward pack should see them give a good account of themselves.