Katamatite missing stars for its toughest test

Tyson Saunders

Tyson Saunders

KATAMATITE coach Tyson Saunders says the Tigers won’t be at full strength when they tackle what he called the hardest trip in the Picola league on Saturday.

Katamatite, which sits third on the ladder, takes on premiership favourite Tungamah.

While Saunders is looking forward to the challenge, he said he wouldn’t have a full side at his disposal.

“Unfortunately, it’s looking that way,” he said.

“Andrew Taylor (osteitis pubis) will be out and we’re still waiting on a few fitness tests for a few others.

“It’s a massive game.

“Tunga are obviously the pick of the bunch at the moment and we know we’re going there to take on the hardest task in the Picola league.”

Despite being understrength, Saunders said the Tigers were still out to stun the unbeaten Bears.

“We’ll be having a bit of a chat about our effort and that type of thing,” he said.

“We need to make sure we do all the right things, regardless of who is in the side.

“When we do the little things well, we’re good.”

In other South East clashes this Saturday, Rennie will be hoping to extend its strong run with another victory over Dookie United.

Katandra hosts Katunga, while Shepparton East heads to Waaia.

Tocumwal’s blockbuster against Berrigan headlines Saturday’s North West action.

In other games, the winless Deniliquin Rovers butter up for another challenge when they head to Blighty.

The Redeyes will enter the contest fresh off big wins over Tocumwal and Berrigan.

Picola United hosts Strathmerton, while Mathoura travels to Yarroweyah.

Premiership favourite Jerilderie has the bye.