Just who lines up for Kangaroos’ must-win game against Tumut is still a mystery for captain-coach Adam Hall.
The club’s injury crisis continues to worsen and Hall admits he doesn’t know what to do with the team.
“You have all your structures in place and it’s like you have to start again like the first week of pre-season,” Hall said.
Jake Dooley, Mitch Blackstock, Eddie Lagaali and Hayden Aschcroft have all been added to the injury since Roos went down to Junee last Saturday.
Dooley (hamstring), Blackstock (shoulder), Ashcroft (toe) and Nick Baker (unavailable) will all miss the clash while Lagaali remains in doubt with a foot injury.
It only adds to the injury concerns with Liam Duffy, Chris Jordan and James Whiteley among those already on the sidelines.
It’s not the ideal lead in for a premiership charge.
“It’s frustrating having to make so many changes towards the end of the season,” Hall said.
“After this weekend we’ll have used up to 30 first graders which is just not ideal.”
Half of the Kangaroos’ fate will be sealed by the time they run out on Twickenham with Young the only team who can knock them out of finals contention.
The Cherrypickers tackle second place Junee on Saturday and if they manage to upset the Diesels, Kangaroos will need to win to ensure they play finals.
However, Hall wants his team to prepare as though its a must-win game no matter the result.
“We have to expect that Young is going to beat Junee so we need to win,” Hall said.
“Depending on Albury and Gundagai is gives us a chance of a home semi-final as well. We just have to win and the other games will sort themselves out.”
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