The Albury-Wodonga Steamers will be looking to put a 39-point round one loss to Tumut behind them when they face Waratahs this weekend.
The Steamers will welcome the inclusion of James Devlin and Jacob O'Riain into the team for game two, while Andrew Scott is also set to return to the side in the front row.
But the Steamers will be without Blake Le Cornu for their first home game at Murrayfield due to injury.
Steamers coach Paul Musarra is confident his side has put the work in during the week in preparation for the game.
"Last week is forgotten and we've worked on what was poor and what we needed to improve on," Musarra said.
"We've had a good training session.
"If we don't man up in the defensive end, it'll happen again.
"Waratahs are always a good challenge.
"They're a good outfit and they'll bring out the best in us, or the worst
"Last year against them was one of our best performances for the year.
"There's always a good crowd and the boys always lift playing at home, especially against the Waratahs.
"It's an exciting time of the year."
Reigning premiers Waratahs are coming off the back of a shock loss to Wagga City last week and will also be looking to get their first win on the board for the season.
The Steamers and Waratahs will meet at Murrayfield on Saturday.
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