Coach Paul Dillon has been able to announce an unchanged lineup from last week’s side that defeated the Owls to face the competition leaders Tuggeranong at Erindale.
The boarders at Tuggeranong beat Gungahlin last week 31-21 and, it is their Old Boys Day, to give them an opportunity to repay the Whites for the friendly fire at Campese.
Queanbeyan is only one win behind Tuggers but the Valley team has plenty of bonus points and a very healthy differential of 152 points compared to the Whites -19. The differential points to the main problem with the Whites finding it difficult to score points. Even the last time the two sides met the opportunities were there but not taken.
And by now the side must have learnt not to kick mindlessly especially to their back three.
Reserve grade head the ladder unbeaten this season with the red and white in second, Royals third and Uni-Norths fourth. Despite a steady stream of injuries and changes to personnel the Sean Debenham side has ground out some close encounters. Saturday will be no different.
The colts also face their nemesis with a draw the last time the top two met. Whites fans are excited about the appearance of Isaiah Latu fresh from the World Under 20 championships in France. The backline of brilliance has now even more sparkle.
Thirds and fourths travel to Cooma for a game in the snow country. Cooma’s thirds have only won two and their fourths just one but the problem for the Whites is player numbers. Hopefully, a few more will get out their woollies and travel down the highway.
The bus is departing the White House at 10.45am so all aboard. The Bredbo pub has been notified.