Heelers, Rhinos trying to stay at the top

COMPETITION LEADERS: Matty Fuller and his Cargo teammates face Peak Hill this weekend. Photo: RICHARD GLOVER
COMPETITION LEADERS: Matty Fuller and his Cargo teammates face Peak Hill this weekend. Photo: RICHARD GLOVER

The Manildra Rhinos’ hard-fought win over the struggling Eugowra Golden Eagles last weekend has the side well-placed for Sunday’s second-versus-fourth clash against reigning champions Condobolin.

Manildra, along with Cargo, has been the standout side so far in the 2017 Woodbridge Cup and will look to continue that form on the road against the Rams.

The Rams are a far more dangerous side at home and such is the close nature of the competition this year, a loss for either side could see them drop out of the top five.

It’s a weekend full of big games, with top five sides playing off in another game as well.

Third-placed Trundle hosts fifth-placed Grenfell in another fixture that will have a huge bearing on the competition standings.

Trundle took down Canowindra last weekend while the Goannas thumped Peak Hill 56-22, while the Boomers’ form has been hot and cold Grenfell has been building towards this game against the traditional competition heavyweights.

It could be a season-defining game for the Goannas at Trundle.

Peak Hill, sitting sixth, will take on the competition leaders Cargo, the Blue Heelers are fresh off a 76-14 victory over Burrangong.

The Roosters are always a tough side on their home turf but a loss will seriously hurt their finals’ hopes.

On Saturday Eugowra takes on Canowindra in all three grades, the top grade is a battle of the cellar dwellers while the Burrangong Bears will have the bye.

In Youth League Eugowra plays Canowindra and Condobolin faces Manildra.

In League Tag Eugowra plays Canowindra, Trundle takes on Grenfell, Peak Hill plays Cargo and Condobolin hosts Manildra.

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