PROP Ilisoni Vonomateiratu will return from suspension for Dubbo CYMS when the defending Group 11 champions look to keep their unbeaten start to 2012 going against Cobar at No.1 Oval on Sunday.
Vonomateiratu missed one match after being sent off in CYMS’ first round clash with Macquarie but returns on the bench in a side brimming with confidence.
After drawing their season opener against Dubbo Macquarie, the Fishies scored a narrow 29-28 win over Wellington last week thanks to a cameo appearance from coach Joe Williams.
On paper Sunday’s assignment against Cobar looks like a cakewalk for CYMS but captain Luke Jenkins said his side will be keen to improve on the good work they have done in the opening fortnight of the competition.
“I don’t really know much about Cobar but just looking at their results it looks like they are struggling a bit,” Jenkins said.
“We will still have to do the little things right against them but it’s a match where Joey will want us to keep to the structures and game plans he has been working on with us.
“Even if we do win, if we stray away from that he probably won’t be happy but I’d think if we do what we are being coached to do we should win, especially at home.”
Cobar were belted 90-10 by competition leaders Parkes last Sunday and before that were beaten 46-22 by Wellington.
With other sides racking up points and the competition appearing quite even among the top sides, Jenkins said a big win would be nice for his side.
“The first priority is winning and getting points on the ladder but if it comes down to for and against at some stage later in the season it’s pretty important we work on building that up if we get a chance,” he said.
Williams has named a trio of youn guns on his bench with Lincoln Kavanagh, Isaah Yeo and Billy Sing all slated to get some first grade experience in the match.
Combined with last year’s under-18s captain Luke Taylor, who’s named in the run-on side, it gives a good blend of youth and experience in a group which will be boosted by the return of prop Nick Wilson.
“The kids all deserve their shot and they are all keen to play,” Jenkins said.
“Justin (Yeo) has a lot of talented kids in the juniors this season and it’s good we can get some of them into the first grade set up and give them that bit of experience.”