The Coopers Tavern Rams men’s State League team will play two trial games against Bankstown’s Youth Leagues in February.
Subject to ratification by the Dubbo board, the games will be played at the Sports World ‘Woolshed’ on Saturday and Sunday February 26 and 27.
Head coach Scott Sinclair says the sooner the Rams get on the court the better.
“These two matches will be important to us in our build-up to the season proper,” Sinclair said.
“It will be our first test to see where we are at. Whilst match fitness at the time may be a concern, the guys will certainly be raring to get out and have a go against quality opposition.
“It will be good for us, we will certainly be using the full squad at different stages throughout the weekend and see who works with whom and what works with what under game situations.”
This may very well be the only opportunity for Rams supporters to grab a look at the men’s team
playing at home before the season starts.
While on the subject of pre-season trial games, Dubbo club president Malcolm Cavanagh has confirmed both the men’s and women’s teams are looking at attending the ‘Big
Hit’ in Newcastle on Saturday March 12.
A change in format to the Big Hit tournament this year will see
the Dubbo teams pitted against other State League and Youth League teams without the higher ranked ABA teams being in attendance.
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In Division 1 Dubbo seniors this week, new State League team members Damien Reid and Daniel Read combined to lead Liberal Lions to a big win over the depleted Swamp Donkeys 50-22.
Nick Hubbard’s 17 points were a feature for the beaten side.
Hot Sauce beat Zoo Computing 73-58 although they made hard work of it.
The points were level at half-time and there were only two points the difference at the final break.
Jason Brown scored 26 points for Hot Sauce and was strongly supported in attack by Marty Roots and Liam Morrow while Nathan Tapping was busy in defence.
Jeremy Dickson and Michael Daly tried hard for Zoo Computing.
Division 2 saw Dion Smith and Dean Chapman play a great game for Chips but it wasn’t enough to stop the fast breaks of Rhett Websdale for Lenards.
Ross Irving and Jamie Angus also played well with the final score being 65-43 to Lenards.
Sweathogs were far too strong for Touch Ups 85-37 and Dubbo Demons finished strongly to beat Boogalaas 38-27.
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