The Queanbeyan Roos are looking to take their end of season form from last year and make a huge run at winning their first Canberra Raiders Cup premiership in almost ten years.
The Queanbeyan Roos came home with a wet sail finishing in third position on the 2021 Canberra Raiders Cup ladder after 15 rounds of the competition.
The Roos were slow out of the gates, only putting two wins together in their first six games. But, after a massive 60-14 win over eventual minor premiers Gungahlin mid-way through the season, the Roos went on a run to finish near the top of the ladder.
Kangaroos dummy-half Lochie Ingram spoke about their preseason and how they're going to have to perform this season if they want to match last year's efforts.
"Preseason has been really tough. We started early-November and we've been going all the way through. The boys have been ripping in. Compared to last year, I think we're in a very good spot," Ingram said.
I think we were relying on a lot of individual talent last year, we weren't able to grind out games when we really needed to. This year it'll be more about getting those gritty wins. Although, I still think we've got the amount of skill we need to blow teams off the park when we want to."
Roos LLT Tegan Gaughran also spoke to CRRL media about their preseason and their team goals for this year.
"Preseason has been really solid. [There's been] a lot of new faces at training and a lot of experienced girls as well. We haven't played for quite a bit so we're looking forward to the new competition this year," Gaughran said.
"We're definitely [focusing] on consistency throughout games, getting in there and putting some points on the board. I'd like to say we'll be up there in the top four to finish the year."
Queanbeyan will take on the Tuggeranong Bushrangers in round one at Greenway Oval on Saturday April 2nd.