Coach Tim Ryan may not state in public the importance and magnitude of completing an unbeaten regular season, but it is something his players definitely want.
Ryan, so often coy when talking about his side’s achievements, is now just one win away from finishing unbeaten during the home and away and campaign.
The Fishies play host to Nyngan on Sunday in a rematch of last year’s grand final.
There’s not as much at stake in this meeting – the Tigers can’t make this season’s final – but motivation is still high in the CYMS camp.
This time last season the Fishies lost the final two games of the regular season before heading into finals and the players don’t want anything like that this time.
“It’s very important to keep going on,” centre Jyie Chapman said, fresh from scoring four tries in last weekend’s big win over Macquarie.
“We lost those two games last year and everyone started doubting us and though the wheels fell off the wagon but we’ll push through and see if we can go all the way. I’m confident.”
While the final margin last weekend was a lopsided 56-0, the Fishies remain determined to get better again.
The side failed to complete sets at times in the first half against the Raiders and that was one area the side pinpointed heading into this weekend’s game.
“There’s always room for improvement and I think we’ve got more to show,” Chapman said.
“Especially coming into finals now.”
The Fishies have won 13 straight this season and have a stunning differential of +452.
Despite that, the Tigers won’t be rolling over on Sunday and captain-coach Jacob Neill stated his side would love nothing more than ending CYMS’ winning streak.
The action starts with the league tag at 11am.