NO matter the team on the opposite side of the field, CSU go into every Blowes Clothing Cup match confident they can topple the opposition.
That’s the case even when the opponent is Orange Emus.
This Saturday at Endeavour Oval the competition-leading Emus play host to a CSU squad determined to find a first win.
Despite the gulf between the two teams on the competition table CSU coach Scott Hatch said his side are more than capable of taking it to the undefeated Emus.
“We want to make sure that we’re competitive every week. Every game is a tough one in this competition,” he said.
“I think we’ve got smarter players. We talk about the fact we’ve got speed, but it’s also about knowing how to use that. If you don’t know how then that’s all null and void.
“We’ve got a shell that we talk about utilising in our structure. It’s something we’ve got to commit to because sometimes we get caught up trying to play the razzle dazzle stuff.
“We’ve got to be the ones setting control of the game.”
CSU come into the match off a 33-22 loss to Parkes. A second half fightback from CSU wasn’t enough to make up for a slow start.
That game also damaged CSU in areas other than the scoreboard.
The students will be down on firepower for the game with captain Ben Reading-Thompson out with a shoulder injury and Tom Graham is out nursing a hand injury.
CSU take on Emus from 3.15pm Saturday.