True Blue Steve ‘Blocker’ Roach has urged his former club Western Suburbs Devils to do the jersey proud in their blockbuster top-four clash against Glebe Burwood Wolves, which will be live streamed exclusively on NSWRL Facebook page today at 1:00pm.
Both teams head into Round 6 of the Presidents Cup with three wins from their four respective outings, with Western Suburbs remaining undefeated since their loss to Thirroul Butchers in the opening round of the 2020 season.
They have a proud history of players who have represented the club before etching their names in Rugby League folklore, with True Blues Steve 'Blocker' Roach, Garry Jack, Jason Ryles, and Brett and Glenn Stewart all playing for the Devils.
Roach has lauded the club's deep history of representative talent ahead of their huge encounter against Glebe Burwood, and says a victory against a fellow competition heavyweight can pave the way for the current squad to make their own mark on the Devils' jersey.
"I started in the Devils in the Under 7s and we were just kids wanting to play Rugby League," Roach told NSWRL.com.au.
"It is just a great traditional club and we have had many players such as Garry Jack and Bob Fulton who have played international Rugby League at the highest level.
"You have such pride playing for your local area, just as this current crop of players are doing now.
"The fact they are having such a good year so far shows how hard they're working to try and build something special of their own.
"I'm sure they will do the jersey proud on Saturday."
Glebe Burwood will be brimming with confidence following their 24-18 win over Dubbo CYMS last weekend – avenging their Round 4 defeat to Hills District Bulls which saw them remain scoreless throughout the entire encounter.
Their lethal spine combination has been the cornerstone of their attacking prowess in 2020, headlined by captain Jackson Garlick and halfback Liam Coleman (sons of Rabbitohs' legends Sean Garlick and Craig Coleman), while fullback Honeti Tuha has formed a formidable partnership with Fiji international Sitiveni Moceidreke.
Meanwhile, the Devils boast the best defensive record of any team in the competition conceding just 15 points per game, however, will be looking for an added spark in attack having recorded just 68 points through their first four fixtures.
Captain Kyle Lodge produced an inspirational captain's knock in Round 5, scoring two tries in their 28-18 win over Wentworthville in Round 5.
For full 2020 Presidents Cup fixtures and results, click here.