Rhinos to test pride of Lions

Dubbo Rhinos and Orange Emus both have plenty to play for on Saturday.

Dubbo Rhinos and Orange Emus both have plenty to play for on Saturday.

Dubbo Rhinos will be hoping a return to Caltex Park can help them arrest a worrying form slump when they host a battered Orange City on Saturday.

The Rhinos have wasted a good start to the season, with injuries and a lack of desire from some players conspiring to ruin their campaign.

In fact, things have gone south at such a rapid rate the drums are already beating about a potential return to the Graincorp Cup in 2018.

They have six more chances to get a confidence-boosting win, starting with Saturday’s clash against a Lions side that will again feature a number of Colts players.

When the sides last met back in May, City thumped the Rhinos 52-19. But Lions stalwart Duncan Young says his side should be aware of the Dubbo side.

“Rhinos haven’t been going along all that well, but neither have we,” Young said, referring to the fact his side has only won two of eight starts since that round four trouncing as well.

“It’s in Dubbo too, you never really know what Rhinos will put together.”