ROUND Four of the 2012 Group Nine competition gets underway this weekend with a polished Young side travelling to the foothill of the Snowy Mountains to take on the Tumut Blues at Twickham.
Young are rolling off the back of three straight wins – but according to captain-coach Luke Branighan that isn’t cause for celebration. Yet.
“We still have a lot of things to work on and we have only won three games, we are taking it week by week and if we get to round 10 and still winning then we will make a statement (to the competition),” Branighan said.
But it was no light training session this week for the ‘Pickers’ who are aiming to be at peak fitness for this weekend’s clash.
“We did a lot of work on fitness – we are only putting in a 50-60 minute performance and we are winning comfortably but it’s when we play a full 80 minutes we will really get the points on the board,” he said.
“We had a big pre-season and we are just building on that.”
But Branighan knows Sunday afternoon’s game will be no mean feat.
“Tumut are coming off the back of a win to Wagga Brothers last weekend and they have had a few losses – so we know they will be hungry for a win,” Branighan said.
But Branighan and his side go into Sunday’s game a little bit sheltered.
“I am new to the club and I don’t recognise any of their players from Sydney – so I haven’t seen too much of how the other side’s play, I’m still learning but obviously we are in good form and we will continue to work on that,” he said.
Young go into this weekend’s game off the back of a 40-10 victory over the Wagga Kangaroos at Equex.