PORT Macquarie Magpies will look to continue their hot run of form when they head to Centennial Oval on in Woolgoolga on Saturday to clash with Grafton.
Port find themselves in the midst of their best season in recent memory.
The team has a common focus and is not being distracted by outside factors.
Port Macquarie are a genuine premiership threat and will look to dispose of the Tigers with the ruthless efficiency that would be expected of a competition front runner.
The Tigers have endured a lean season to date which has impacted upon player commitment and numbers.
The club has a great crop of youngsters who are starting to make their mark in the top grade but have a lack of experienced leaders to show the way.
The team battles on commendably week after week but is craving a win that could draw players back into action.
In the women's fixtures, Northern Beaches/Grafton continue the hunt for their first win when they host Port Macquarie Magpies.
The Magpies had five players of their own involved in the representative team and it will be a strange feeling for all players to now face off against each other.
Port comprise a significant number of university students and a key to their performance on Saturday will be how many are available with exam period upon them.
The Magpies are perched on top of the ladder and will be wanting to make sure that they safely navigate this potentially tricky encounter.
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