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TWO teams looking for that winning feeling will meet on Sunday when the Parkes Spacemen play host to Dubbo Westside.

After three rounds of the competition, and following last weekend’s general bye, Westside find themselves at the bottom of the ladder without a win to their name.

The Spacemen, runners-up in both of the past two seasons, are fourth on the ladder but are coming off a disappointing loss to Macquarie last time out.

The Rabbitohs went down to Nyngan by 26 points last round and there was no doubt coach Robbie Dunn had been hard at work on the training paddock as his side sought a breakthrough win.

The men in red and green have a number of new faces in their side and Dunn has said repeatedly in 2016 it will take time before the best of Westside is on show.

Parkes captain-coach Dennis Moran, still out due to his ongoing recovery from an Achilles injury, is aware the Rabbitohs have a new look in 2016 but isn’t looking too closely at them.

“Westside are a bit of an unknown quantity, but we really are not thinking about them, we are more concerned about us being competitive,” he said.

“If we are competitive for the entire game, the win will come.”

Moran is yet to play so far in 2016 due to the injury he suffered in last year’s Koori Knockout at Dubbo but is hopeful of returning in roughly a month’s time. Parkes will also be without half-back Alex Prout on Sunday, who is recovering from a rib cartilage injury. In a boost for Westside, two Parkes players may be battling fatigue due to Western Rams commitment on Saturday.

Full-back Sam Dwyer and barnstorming forward Brendan Tago will both be in Camden on Saturday but are expected to line up again on Sunday.

Westside will no doubt be looking to get the ball in the hands of CJ Ralph, who has crossed the tryline in two of the three matches this season. He, and the likes of EJ Fernando and Kurt Fuller will be key to the Rabbitohs chances of returning home from Northparkes Oval with the points.

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