Laura Judd, NRL.com
Campbelltown Sports Stadium will host a GIO School Boy Cup double-header today which will see Bass High will meet Hunter Sports High at 11:30am and local school St Gregory’s College will take on Erindale College from Canberra at 1:00pm.
St Gregory’s and Erindale take to the grounds for the first time this season, whilst both Bass and Hunter are on the hunt for a win having not won their first round GIO cup matches this year, both schools are keen to walk away with the two points.
After their remarkable comeback to even out the score against Holy Cross College two weeks ago, the boys at Hunter Sports are confident they have what it takes to win this week.
“There was a buzz at training after our last performance and coming back like we did… I thought if we had our full side we could of came away with the points,” Hunter SH coach Justin Stewart said.
“Our players are a lot more confident this time around which is a huge positive for us.”
Bass High School lost their first match last week to Illawarra Sports High 30-8, but despite his Hunter side’s confidence, Stewart is not ready to take this in his stride.
“If we can control the ball and complete our sets I give us every chance of coming away with the points, although, I know Jon Wilson from Bass will have something up his sleeve after his side's last loss,” he said.
“He will make sure that his players are turning up ready to play.”
Jon Wilson, Bass High coach, has the same mentality as Hunter and is still confident they can progress through the competition.
“It is now about trying to lift the boys after our last defeat as the boys are still down from that,” he said.
“The side on paper is really strong but that needs to transfer to the field.”