Shayne Brown and the Rams will be focused on attack when they host Shoalhaven on Saturday. Photo: BROOK KELLEHEAR-SMITHDUBBO Rams coach Damien Reid wants more commitment from his side when they host the Shoalhaven Tigers on Saturday afternoon.
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The Rams remain winless on the bottom of the Waratah State League ladder but continually show glimpses of brilliance and the kind of style Reid wants to implement.

In last week’s loss to Lithgow the Rams produced one of their best quarters of the season but it wasn’t enough as the visitors ran over the top of them for the rest of the match.

Reid believes it comes down to attitude and concentration, something he hopes will improve this round.

“It’s about commitment to the offence,” he said.

“Sometimes we stray away and start playing a bit of jungle ball where anything goes and it’s a bit ordinary.

“But there are signs of some really good stuff.”

According to Reid, who took over the coach’s reins this season, the main issue with his side currently is inexperience.

While the likes of recent opponents Wagga and Lithgow have import players who have played in various countries across the world, the Rams only, have mainly local players.

“We are carrying a few juniors and guys who have only played two or three seasons of State League,” he said.

“That inexperience shows but we are building for the future.

“The young kids are getting good court time and they’re doing a job but sometimes that concentration and commitment that we need, they can lose track.”

The Rams were boosted by the return of Kristjan Reinhold last week, who is now back in Dubbo after a stint back in his homeland of Estonia sorting out visa issues.

His match fitness was lacking last week but Reid is hopeful he will be back to his best on Saturday in a match which is expected to be physical.

When the two sides met back in April at Shoalhaven, a match the hosts won 73-39, the Rams were battered around by the large Tigers lineup.

While Reid admits his side still don’t have the size to match the visitors physically, this time his side is ready for the contest.

“Mentally I think we’re as prepared as we can be but with the lack of size and bulk they’ll still push us around a bit,” he said.

“But we’re a bit more prepared to take those hits and we know what to expect.”

The action gets under way at 5pm at the Woolshed.

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