Cherrypickers look to lift for tough run of games

Numiasasulu Tema in space against Temora at Alfred Oval earlier this year.
Numiasasulu Tema in space against Temora at Alfred Oval earlier this year.

Young coach Roy Jewitt has named an unchanged line-up for this Sunday's round six Group Nine tie with Southcity Bulls.

Jewitt has stuck with the new halves pairing of Blake Hewitt at five-eighth and Fiji international Kelepi Komaisavou at halfback.

The Cherrypickers have failed to close out games so far this season losing three games by eight points or less and drawing with Temora 22-22.

One victory in five rounds sees the Pickers in seventh position one point outside the five below Temora and Wagga Kangaroos.

This week's opponents Southcity Bulls are second with four victories and one loss.

"We've got some tough footy ahead but hopefully it will bring out the best in us," Young Cherrypickers first grade coach Roy Jewitt said after last week's loss.

Under 17s begin proceedings at 10am with first grade scheduled for a 2.35pm kick-off.

Young Cherrypickers:

  • 1 Tom Bush, 2 Kye Tiedemann, 3 Sam Langford, 4 Aborosio Navori, 5 James Schiller, 6 Blake Hewitt, 7 Kelepi Komaisavou, 8 Saul Lealaitafea, 9 Jesse Corcoran, 10 Kyle Richens, 11 Jayke Hogan, 12 Numiasasulu Tema, 13 Warren Aiken. 14 Aaron Slater, 15 Casey Wall, 16 Bailey Coombes, 17 Jake Veney, 20 Simione Sawene