Demetriou: Promising Signs All Around

Demetriou: Promising Signs All Around

By Blake Edwards

Illawarra Cutters Head Coach Jason Demetriou is keen to continue his team’s momentum against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs at Belmore Sports Ground on Saturday.

The Cutters started their season with a strong 36-22 win over the New Zealand Warriors last round which Demetriou admits was an impressive performance and pleasing win.

Demetriou expects the upcoming fixture to be both a physical and entertaining hit-out and has once again named Drew Hutchison and Shaun Nona in the halves whilst Josh McCrone will captain the team from the hooker role.

"It was really pleasing to get the win and the two points against a side like the Warriors,” said Demetriou. 

"Credit to the Warriors though who fought back in the second-half on the back of a lot of possession.

“I was really pleased with our boys who faced that adversity and came through the other end.

"I thought Drew and Shaun were good in the halves role and complimented each other well obviously with Drew coming off in the second half, Josh McCrone moved into the half-back role with Blake Wallace moving into the hooker position and Sam Coster did a job for us at lock." 

"McCrone has been bought to the side to fill the nine and seven role so it’s equally important that he is given opportunity in both positions."

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