The Albury-Wodonga Steamers will face their biggest test of the season with a tough trip to Leeton on Saturday.
Injuries and player unavailability have forced the Steamers to make a number of changes.
However, the confidence is high within the group after a gritty victory over Tumut last weekend.
Steamers’ back Blake Le Cornu admits they could surprise Leeton if they go into the contest thinking they will be facing an undermanned Albury outfit.
“We’ll try to field the strongest team we can,” he said.
“We want to provide a physical contest.”
Leeton is currently sitting on top of the Southern Inland Rugby Union ladder, but have a target on their back.
The side is currently struggling with injury to key players, including Bill Bevan, who is out with a quad issue.
Simon Vunilagi will return this weekend from suspension, while Joe Ratu may miss another week.