Griffith’s premiership defence is being hindered by player unavailability.
The Blacks have already lost centre Dan Bosic for the remainder of the season with a knee injury and went into Saturday’s clash with Leeton without injured co-coach Nick Gleeson and Dan Dowson.
Losing Matt Vitucci, Andre Boon and Lafa Lale during the game with the Phantoms didn’t help things as they club looks to limp into the clash with Waratahs on Saturday.
Representative number eight Chris Latu was another notable absentee as Griffith slipped closer to the chasing pack of teams.
After their win over Ag College, Waratahs are now two points off the third-placed Blacks with Tumut a further seven points behind.
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