After serving a two-game suspension for a shoulder charge against St Pat’s, Mudgee Dragons’ prop Chanse Burgess will suit up for his side’s home game with the Blayne Bears on Sunday.
The blockbuster shapes as the Dragons’ most important game so far as they’re on the brink of elimination with just two wins to their name.
Burgess’ return, along with the likely inclusion of back rower Todd Munn, should give the Dragons the firepower they’ve been lacking in the last month.
Chanse will slot straight back into the front row and premier league coach Ben Gregory can’t wait for him to get back out there.
“He’s exciting and he always adds something,” Gregory said.
“It’s not always to the script but he’s got plenty of skills and we do encourage him to use them.
“He obviously brings a lot. He’s got a lot of go forward and plenty of skills outside.”
Blayney might be running last but Gregory is weary of the Bears’ fighting spiring and says his outfit must be switched on.
“Blayney is a side that doesn’t ever give up,” Gregory said.
“If we don’t complete our sets and don’t get to kicks, they are well entitled to win the game.”
The clash sees Corin Smith move to fullback while Jared Robinson will slot into the hooking role and Nathan Orr will return to the centres.
“The more Corin gets his hands on the ball, the more chance we have to score points. He’s an excitement machine,” Gregory said.
Kick-off is at 1.50pm.