Orcas face tough SI rival
When Lomax is away, the kids still have to play.
Orcas head coach David Lomax is in Australia as an assistant coach with the Junior Kiwis so assistant coach Mike Kuiti is keeping a stern eye on the team for the next few weeks.
The Wellington Orcas league team travel to Wingham Park, Greymouth, tomorrow to take on fellow mid-table team the South Island Scorpions.
Kuiti expects nothing less than a win on the road.
"To make that final we can only afford to drop one game and we've already done that, so no more slip-ups."
The Orcas are coming off a strong second-half performance against likely wooden-spooners the Northern Swords, but Kuiti wants them to take greater strides.
"We were satisfied with the 40-10 win but not the way we played. We dropped a lot of ball.
"The last three games are all very hard games and we need to improve to win them."
The experience of playing in the league heartland of the West Coast would be an interesting one.
"If you win down there you're going to have to work for it. The track at Greymouth is going to be pretty difficult, Kuiti said.
"It's always been a slow track which makes ball retention and our kicking game crucial."
- © Fairfax NZ News
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