North Sydney Bears locker room report

Jersey Flegg Coach Steve Carter has another tough day at the office this weekend after a strong showing by the new players being trialed against Parramatta on Saturday. ?They did what I asked of them ? they came out with more aggression,? said Steve. During the week Greg Florimo also lectured the team on how he played the game to the hilt. Further cuts are to be made after the final trial against the Bulldogs next week.

Final squads in Harold Matthews and S G Ball are being decided this weekend after trials against Mt Annan at Kirkham Oval, Camden. In weather that alternated between blinding sun and approaching thunder strikes the Matts played Mt Annans' under 18s side while the Ball performed well against an open age reserve side.

S G Ball half Liam Foran has come through uninjured in his trial appearance with the Melbourne Storm side. Liam was quoted as saying he ?enjoyed the match and found it a great experience?.

While not the flashiest game of footy the Bears claim for the Leagues Club Challenge Cup after the Tweed won the last 5 times was emotionally significant enough for Coach Josh White to recall his Bears Jersey Flegg win in 2004 at Belmore oval against the Dogs in the second last round. Grown men shed a tear or two as the players and crew realised the win placed them in the first finals appearance of a North Sydney side since 1998.

PHOTO: Victory! The Men behind the scenes: Paul Collins, Trent Rosa, Josh White and Greg Florimo with the Leagues Club Challenge Cup.