In 149 first grade games for Temora, Chris Stacey has ridden the highs and lows and he believes the wheel is turning again at Nixon Park.
Apart from a few skill errors, he said the signs were good in their first round loss at Marrar and the Kangaroos are positive heading into their first home game against CSU on Saturday.
“I think we’ve got a finals-bound side this year, we’ve got a lot more depth and I think there’s good signs ahead,” Stacey said.
“(Coach Jake Wooden) has got a few different ideas and everyone’s taken to them so that’s good.”
Stacey knows what the good times feel like after playing in Temora’s 2012, 2013 and 2014 premierships.
“Absolutely, those grand finals are the highlight but in saying that we went a couple of seasons when we only won two or three games so I’ve seen both sides,” he said.
But his 150th isn’t the only motivation, with the Roos believing they owe the Bushpigs big-time, after being beaten in this fixture last year.
It was the first time they’d lost to CSU in five years.
“That’s right, they got one on us so hopefully we can return the favour,” Stacey said.
It will be the Bushpigs first game this year after they had the bye in round one.