Kangaroos out to go from rags to riches

Temora's under 17s team is chasing a win over North Wagga on Saturday.
Temora's under 17s team is chasing a win over North Wagga on Saturday.

It's already been a big turnaround for Temora’s under 17s team this season and they are looking to cap it off with a premiership.

The young Kangaroos failed to win a game last year, but a similiar playing group has been transformed in 2017.

They’ve only lost twice and go into the clash with North Wagga as favourites to take out the flag.

Coach Lachlan Pellow believes the group have really come together to help turn things around.

“It is basically the same kids, we picked up a few rugby league converts, but they’ve just matured, improved and clicked,” Pellow said.

“They are a really close bunch of mates who get along real well.”

North Wagga are one of the two teams to beat the Kangaroos this season.

The Saints took a 13-point win in round 13 before Temora responded two weeks later and won the first meeting between the two teams.

Temora have played very little football coming into the grand final, with only two games, including a 140-point thumping of East Wagga-Kooringal, in the last seven weeks.

However Pellow isn’t too concerned and is confident they can come out on top.

“I’m real confident in the boys,” he said.

“(North Wagga) are a really good side and must have played really well to give Marrar an absolute flogging.

“They are in good form but our boys have shown all year that they are the best side in the comp and just need to do it one more time.”

Pellow is only 20 but has relished stepping into the role this season.

He is looking forward to the midfield clash with Jack Flood and Will Reinhold after the pair finished one-two in the league medal.