Demetriou juggling act has Cutters on verge of ISP glory

Illawarra Cutters coach Jason Demetriou has praised his playmakers ahead of Sunday’s Intrust Super Premiership grand final.

The coach has had to put five into three with so many offensive options at his disposal.

“That’s probably been one of the trickier things to manage McCrone (hooker), Hutchison and Nona,” Demetriou said.

“They’re three quality halves that would make any NSW Cup team without a shadow of a doubt. Getting them to play and all feel like they’re contributing has probably been something that’s difficult but it’s a credit to them as people that they’ve worked that out and really bought into that together.

“They’ve realised that sometimes they’re going to have to make some sacrifices for the team but they haven’t hesitated to do that and that’s a part of the culture we’ve developed down here. We’ve also got Siliva Havili (lock) and Sam Coster (bench) who are two of the best nines’ in the competition as well. I think Sam Coster has been one of our best players all year.”

*Steele Sports coverage of Intrust Super Premiership Grand Final day begins from midday with coverage of the Sydney Shield, Ron Massey Cup and Intrust Super Premiership deciders.

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