Cameron Greenhalgh's Western Rams have brought a lot to the table in 2020.
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Effort? Yep. Enthusiasm? You bet. Courage? Like you've never seen before.
But what the men in green haven't enjoyed throughout the inaugural Presidents Cup campaign is an experienced playing roster.
Don't get it twisted, though.
Harry Siejka and Jackson Brien have played a stack of meaningful football in their years, the former enjoying runs in both the NRL and Super League, but there just hasn't been enough veteran hands on deck throughout Western's 0-6 start to the campaign.
Well, that's all about to change.
Greenhalgh announced on Monday Orange Hawks captain-coach Willie Heta and Bathurst St Pat's powerhouse Zac Merritt are set to join the Rams for their round seven clash with North Sydney and there could be more big names to come.
"These young blokes in our side are doing their best but they just need a few older heads," Greenhalgh said, Merritt a member of the Forbes' side Greenhalgh coached to a Group 11 premiership in 2016.
"Heta and Merritt will come into the side ... just to name a couple. Heta's going to slot straight into the halves with Harry (Siejka) and will hopefully take a little bit of heat off him.
"Nic Tilburg played well on the weekend and he'll get his shot again."
Against the Wentworthville Magpies at Mudgee's Glen Willow Sporting Complex on Saturday, Tillburg crossed just before half-time to help cut the city side's lead to 8-6.
But despite the Magpies running away with it in the second half and claiming a 24-6 win, their first of the campaign, the coach was happy with the resilience his side displayed.
"It was a tight contest for ages," Greenhalgh said.
"It was back and forth for a little bit but we just put too much pressure on ourselves to score points.
"We came up short a few times and then had some lapses in defence."
Lithgow product Cody Godden said the loss was disappointing but wanted to thank those who made the trip to spectate.
"It was freezing," he said.
"I'd just like to say thanks to those who made the trip up in the snow."
He hoped to get some support on the weekend for the Rams next game in Bathurst.
"We're taking on the North Sydney Bears for our last home game of the year."
The match will kick off at 2pm at Carrington Park.
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