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Dragons coach maps out team's schedule

By Les Muir
Updated November 7 2012 - 12:39pm, first published February 1 2010 - 10:54pm

COMING off its worst season in two decades, Temora will play two pre-season trials before the start of the Group Nine premiership on April 18.Newly re-signed Dragons captain-coach Scott Matthews yesterday outlined the program the team will use before its opening game against Tumbarumba at Tumbarumba Showground.Matthews said Temora, which won only two games and finished 10th last season, had started full-scale training at the weekend."We'll be training twice a week from now on," Matthew said."I think it's a good lead-in to the season."In a change from Temora's regular routine, the club will not be represented at the lucrative West Wyalong knockout later this month."We've pulled out of West Wyalong, but we'll be playing the Kelly Cup (against West Wyalong) two weeks later," Matthew said."We also want to play another trial two weeks after that."I think two trials will be a pretty good preparation."With Matthews re-signed, meantime, the coaching landscape at Group Nine is almost complete, with only Kangaroos without a coach.Roos are coachless following Bryan Norrie's sudden move to Melbourne Storm, but two prime candidates have emerged to replace him.Dynamic lock Brett Williams and playmaking hooker Adam McCallum are regarded as the frontline contenders, while ex-NSW star David Barnhill has ruled himself out of contention.Williams remains slight favourite to get the post, with Barnhill possibly giving guidance.

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