ORANGE City cannot switch off during tomorrow’s Blowes Clothing Cup colts major semi-final against Parkes.
The two sides have met twice this year with the young Lions coming out on top both times.
But Orange City coach Anthony Sullivan said they weren’t easy wins.
“In both games we’ve got off to good starts and then we’ve switched off and they’ve come back at us,” Sullivan explained.
City and Parkes met in back-to-back games this season, where Orange City won the first 22-15 and the second 31-27.
Sullivan said the key to his side’s success was their strength across the park.
“The scrum holds its own, we’re quick around the paddock and we’ve got some speed out wide that can score tries,” he said.
“We defend really well on our own line.”
The young Lions lost the 2013 grand final to Dubbo Kangaroos.
Sullivan kept about a third of that team for this season and also added some of the under 17 players who were runners-up in 2012.
It has proven to be a strong combination with the side having just one loss this season and claiming the minor premiership.
“They’re all pretty capable,” Sullivan said.
Tomorrow’s major semi-final at Orange’s Pride Park kicks off at 10.50am.
ORANGE CITY: 1 Scott Smith, 2 Jake Johnson, 3 Headley Eccleston, 4 Ben Wright, 5 Angus Niven, 6 Dan Cheney, 7 Harry Tabernor, 8 Sone Koopu, 9 Tom Nell, 10 Joe Alexander, 11 Matt Foliaki, 12 Simon Palu, 13 Jake Davis, 14 Brendan Longley, 15 James Ryan.