THE Dianas suffered a heavy defeat at the hands of Tumut on the weekend, losing 56-5.
Several factors were working against the Leeton side, who played Tumut in Wagga as part of last weekend's women's round.
The team was down several key personnel, leaving them with only two reserves.
However, coach Stuart Stout said the biggest problem on the day was the team's mental attitude.
"We just didn't go in with the right attitude and we were switched on," he said.
"Basically we started poorly and it continued for most of the game.
"We did show some improvement after half-time.
"Tumut are a bit bigger side and pretty physical.
"There were just things that went wrong that were probably little problems, but because of where our heads were at, they turned into bigger problems."
The Dianas will take on Tumut again this weekend, but there will be no points on the line.
Earlier in the week Stout believed the Dianas would be combining with players from Deniliquin in what will be a friendly match.
Leeton will then take on Tumut in round 12 at No. 1 Oval where the valuable points will be back up-for-grabs.
"It's probably worked in our favour to tell you the truth," Stout said.
"We're going to be short even more senior players this weekend, including both of our captains."
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