Pythons to keep fighting

The Canowindra Pythons have continued their difficult start to the season, with losses on the weekend to both their men's and women's teams, but the club will keep on keeping on ahead of its Ladies' Day event this weekend.

The men's team travelled to Molong on the weekend for the Ian Hanrahan Memorial match, losing 54-7 to the Magpies in a match that will continue to be staged as an ongoing tribute to the memory of Hanrahan.

"They had plenty of blokes there ready for a big hit out," Beath remarked, adding that there was plenty for his side to work on in the wake of the encounter.

"We just couldn't pull any tackles... We need a fair bit more work in our forward pack."

However, in more positive news, the winless and last-placed Pythons managed to get 19 on the park for their second away game of the year, a boon for the club after a difficult opening game away against the Coolah Roos.

Additionally, with Rick Selwood and Lachie Davis set to return from injury and James Walters available after being away, Beath said there is plenty to work with after a strong finish in last Saturday's loss.

"With about 20 minutes to go... our blokes definitely found a second gear," the club President said.

"We held possession... [We] had a few phases on their try lines and one of our blokes went over [Tim Sommers]."


Combined team has a tough day out in Dubbo

Meanwhile, the Cowra-Canowindra combined team had a tough day in the Westfund Ferguson Cup, losing 56-0 to the Dubbo Kangaroos at Victoria Park in Dubbo.

The result means that the combined team, after winning their first match, have since gone winless from three encounters, with losses to the Forbes Platypi and Orange Emus in addition to this week's match up.

The Kangaroos now sit in 11th as a result of this week's victory, while the Cowra-Canowindra combined team is in 14th, above the last placed Dubbo Rhinos.

The Python-Eagles will also take part in this Saturday's ladies' day, with the team to play against the Wellington Redbacks at 12.30pm, followed by a 1.30pm women's match between Harden and Mudgee, the day set to conclude with a men's Pythons-Redbacks match at 3pm.

Wine and champagne will be free (from midday to 4pm) for women who attend on the day, while there will also be a grazing platter and full bar facilities.