PORT Macquarie will have just the one team flying the flag for the association at Penrith for this weekend's NSW Junior State Cup State Final.
Their northern conference semi-final defeat to Peninsula Piranhas secured their spot in the finals of the statewide NSW Junior State Cup tournament for coach David Lacey.
"We have no real expectations for the team in Penrith," Lacey said.
"The boys have fun, always give their best and play a free-flowing style which might see them cause a few upsets.
"It will be a good experience for them playing against the best eight teams in the state."
Lacey will look to Rocky Mann who scored five tries in the grand final of the Northern Region championships at Forster to provide some attacking spark.
A number of other players will also have important roles to fill.
"Tobias Rowlatt had a great State Cup tournament, is an excellent defender and has a big left-foot step that sees him score plenty of tries," Lacey said.
"Jake Riches has been the big improver in the side and causes plenty of problems for the opposition in attack."
Sonnie Chippendale, Isaac Green and Jack Lacey will also ask questions of the defence, while Lachie Walters will look to improve on his northern conference efforts.
"But Ben Oakeshott is a very dangerous player with his step and speed and the more he gets involved the better the team plays," Lacey said.
Port Macquarie's under-18 girls and under-16 boys teams had also qualified for the one-day finals tournament, but player unavailability and injuries has seen them withdraw.
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