The finals are the last thing on James Smart’s mind as he tries to rebuild a Gundagai outfit coming off their second big loss in three weeks.
After a 44-16 loss to Young two weeks ago, the Tigers were on the end of a 50-10 thrashing by Southcity at Harris Park on Sunday.
The grand final rematch was touted as a preview to this year’s decider, but if Gundagai are going to make a decider things have to turn around quickly.
Smart was shocked by their performance.
“I didn’t really see that coming,” Smart said.
A forlorn Smart rued a high missed tackle count as they struggled to contain Southcity while the Tigers lacked any real impact with the ball.
With the bye coming up, Gundagai have three more games before the finals, but Smart isn’t looking ahead.
“I’m not even thinking about finals at the moment, it’s not even on our radar and it shouldn’t be,” he said.
“We need to get better – it is as simple as that.”