Blowes Clothing Cup 2017: Cowra Eagles coach Troy Hayes firmly focused on final round fixture against Dubbo Kangaroos

POWER: With great speed and strength, Waisele Ratudina has proved a big hit at Cowra. Photo: PETE GUTHRIE
POWER: With great speed and strength, Waisele Ratudina has proved a big hit at Cowra. Photo: PETE GUTHRIE

Cowra coach Troy Hayes says his side’s focus is purely on getting a result out of this Saturday’s final regular round match against Dubbo Roos, despite a slim chance his side can still make finals depending on results.

While the Eagles must beat Dubbo Roos to keep their season alive, they require the seventh-placed Parkes Boars to upset Orange City at Northparkes Oval.

Hayes says there’s been no talk of anything beyond this week.

“If we don’t win out game it doesn’t matter what happens,” Hayes said.

“All we need to do is focus on this weekend. It all comes down to this weekend really.

“All we can control is the result of our game. They’ll be wanting to show they’re contenders for the premiership. We need to take the early pressure and look to play our game.”

The battle out wide looks set to be worth the price of admission alone with the Eagles determined to use speed to their advantage while the Roos lineup also possesses firepower in the backline.

Troy Jeffs returned last week and will start in jumper number 10 with Bill Cummins set to feature at fullback.

Charlie Dunhill returns to hooker.

The Eagles have only been beaten once in the past found rounds heading into Saturday’s match.

Hayes is expecting a big crowd to cheer his side on with the club hosting its president’s lunch and a reunion for the 2007 colts premiership winning side.

All we can control is the result of our game.

Cowra coach Troy Hayes
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