The Rock-Yerong Creek premiership coach Emily O’Leary is confident the Magpies will again be around the mark as they prepare to begin their title defence on Saturday.
TRYC enjoyed a drought-breaking premiership win last year and will open a new season against Barellan at Victoria Park on Saturday.
There has been some changes over the off-season with the Magpies losing Caren Hugo to an achilles injury, and Rachael Addison.
But the Magpies will be boosted by the arrival of Collingullie-Glenfield Park pair Abbey Fellows and Lily Wild.
O’Leary is happy with how the TRYC team is shaping up.
“Pretty good, we’ve lost a few players but we also gained with recruits. We’re looking about the same as we were last year,” O’Leary said.
“I think we’ll be strong in defence, and our attack, they’re kind of getting to know each other still because there is a few new players but we’ll have strength down there as well.”
One of the big off-season moves has been the return to Temora of Jordie Barrett from North Wagga.
O’Leary believes that will be enough to propel the Kangaroos into premiership calculations.
“I think CSU and Temora will be strong,” she said.
“I think CSU had a rough year last year but they’ve come back stronger this year.
“Temora have gained Jordie Barrett so she will be massive for them.”