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The Dubbo Kangaroos “turned the corner” in the final round and coach Paul Elliott knows another win on Saturday would send a message to the rest of the Blowes Clothing Cup. After a decisive victory over the Orange Emus last weekend, the Roos face the daunting trip to Cowra to face the unbeaten Eagles in the fourth round. It’s only the start of 2022 but Elliott is happy with how his side have started the campaign, with plenty of promising signs shown in wins over Orange City and the Emus. “I’m definitely happy,” Elliott said. “The good thing is that I know there is still a lot of improvement to be made. I am not happy with some areas, but I hope we can improve them as the season progresses. commitment shown so far has been perfect.” READ ALSO: – Lundholm quietly confident of his pair of chances at Scone Carnival – Community continues to support Regan as donations pour in In three rounds the Roos have again allowed just 50 points which is only better than the 48 conceded by the Eagles and much better than the Emus (71) and the Bathurst Bulldogs (89). The determination was there last weekend as the Roos won by conceding two first tries to defeat Emus 21-12. “They may have turned a corner a bit in their attitude on the pitch and their conviction, so it’s really nice to see at the start of the season,” Elliott said. , before watching Saturday’s game. is always hard to win on a road trip. There are no easy road trips from Dubbo so it would be a big milestone if we are successful but, saying that, Cowra is the reigning Premier and has won three of the three. “We won’t take a step back and if we compete with them in certain areas of the game, we’ll be there or around at the end of the 80 minutes.” As enjoyable as the defensive engagement is, Elliott is all too aware that taking risks when entering attacking areas is key to the Roos’ hopes of returning to the Blowes Clothing Cup final. The 21 points scored in last week’s win over Emus was the most the Roos had scored in a game so far this season, but it could easily have been more. “We seem to be creating a few chances on offense, but we haven’t been able to take them as much as we would like,” Elliott said. “There were a few instances against Emus when we were in attack, then a few phases later we are defending on our line again, so we need to be able to keep the pressure on at the right end of the pitch.” Injuries dampened the Roos’ momentum, with experienced campaigners Tim Beach and Moa Kavaefiafi facing more sideline time after failing to complete the opening leg against City. West Central representative striker Will Archer and winger Josh Lees are also likely to miss Saturday’s game. “I think there will be some changes but the boys coming in have been training since pre-season so I’m sure they’ll get the job done,” Elliott said. Kick-off is at 3:15 p.m. Our reporters work hard to provide local, up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can continue to access our trusted content:


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