Dubbo CYMS has plenty of reasons to feel confident after solidifying its grip on top spot on the Group 11 ladder with a strong derby victory on over the Macquarie Raiders on Saturday.
The ladder-leaders have had their campaign for a 2019 Premiership tested in recent weeks, experiencing their first loss of the season against the surging Wellington Cowboys and having their club's depth tested on numerous fronts by injury.
But stalwart centre Jyie Chapman says the few speed-bumps along the way haven't dented the Fishies confidence as they prepare for their final games of the regular season.
"We're feeling good, we're going with what we've got, we've had a few injuries over the season, but we've got the depth there to cover it, and we've got confidence in all the boys that step up," Chapman said.
Chapman's done some of his best work recently with the support of some of the club's younger players, setting up exceptional tries for the likes of Aidan Lake down the right flank.
Despite the pressure of having a target on their back, Chapman believes CYMS are within striking distance of staking a claim on another premiership win.
I think we'll go good, we'll give it a real good crack.Jyie Chapman
"I think we'll go good, we'll give it a real good crack."
Chapman also wasn't giving too much thought to any concerns of a repeat of last year's finals season, where the CYMS side powered through the regular season and the early finals only to be upset by a late-game field goal in the Grand Final.
"We're not nervous at all, that's always in the back of your head, but it is what it is," Chapman said.
"Last year was last year, we leave it in the past for a reason and we just move forward and go with what we've got and try and win the next year."
Dubbo CYMS currently lead the competition ladder with 18 points.