THE Phantoms will be without captain Tim Rolls this weekend as they make the trek to Tumut.
Rolls has a neck injury and won't be available to play against the fourth-placed Bulls.
He's not the only one on the sidelines, with Seremia Jerry Navia also out after he was injured in last weekend's Country v City representative match up in Leeton.
Leeton and Tumut are fairly evenly-matched so far this season, with the Phantoms having won two of their four matches and the Bulls have won three and lost one.
Coach Seru Rogo knows it will be a hard game on Saturday afternoon, especially given the two big outs.
"We are really going to miss them," Rogo said.
"There could also be a couple more out, we're not sure yet.
"It's just something we have to put aside and hope the ones we do bring up can help get the job done."
Last weekend was the Country v City representative match hosted by Leeton at No. 1 oval.
The Phantoms had seven players selected in the team - Eroni Naua, Seremia Jerry Navia, Wah Paw, Sai Ratudradra, Semi Rokodinono, Soropepeli Soqe and Sitiveni Watkins - meaning plenty of the regular side still had an outing last weekend.
While there was the one injury to come from the game, the run won't have hurt rest of the players leading into the clash with Tumut.
Rogo said the Phantoms has spent the break from the regular competition correcting some of the issues that had been troubling the team on the field.
"We've been working a lot on our defence," he said.
"That and our communication skills.
"Those are two of the areas where we all feel we've been lacking recently."
With several imports from overseas in the Phantoms side this year, Rogo said the cohesion of the team was still being worked on.
"It's about getting a lot of them to realise how serious the competition is and settling into that and our way of doing things," he said.
"There's still a lot we can be improving on and hopefully we can start by getting a win against Tumut on Saturday."
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