RUGBY UNION: The Whitsunday Raiders have three more games in the regular season to cement their spot in the finals and prove they have what it take to go all the way this year.
This Saturday they travel south to take on Slade Point in a game that they will be expected to win.
Despite a disappointing 17-3 loss against Kuttbal in their last start, the Raiders have enjoyed last week's bye and have already beaten Slade Point twice this year.
Whitsunday Raider Shannon Wolland said they will need to get their game plan right to win.
"We need to get our game plan right and stick to it. We really need to step up in executing it," he said.
Struck by low player numbers a fortnight ago, Wolland said he expected the team to bounce back.
"They got a shake up from what happened last time," he said.
"They're well rested, and there are no serious injuries coming along."
Wolland said they would spend this week going through their game plan and executing plays.
With Slade Point coming off a 39-8 loss to Brothers, Wolland said they were still a young team but a good thing for the Mackay competition.
A top three finish is the clubs aim.
"We definitely have the team to get there (finals), it's up to the players to do it themselves," Wolland said.