Queanbeyan Kangaroos livewire Jordan Macey is confident he can reignite his strong halves combination with Aaron Gorrell, adamant he's the general they need for the Canberra Raiders Cup finals.
Gorrell came out of retirement to play his first game in over a year in last week's win over Tuggeranong, after initially hanging up the boots due to serious knee injuries.
While Macey's greatest strength is his unpredictably, Gorrell is the cool head who complemented his game before the former NRL player got injured.
Gorrell played around half an hour off the bench late against Tuggeranong, with the initial intention of qualifying himself for finals.
The defending premiers are second - one point behind Queanbeyan Blues and two ahead of Goulburn - with two weeks left in the regular season as the race for a top two spot and the double chance intensifies.
"I think it'd be pretty hard to win the comp from third or fourth this year, it's really important we win the next two weeks,'' Macey said.
"I'm not sure what [Gorrell's] plans are, I think he pulled up a bit sore last week, but just having him on the park is a massive advantage for us.
"I play a completely different game to Goz, I'm not that good at leading people around the field like he does.
"I'm off-the-cuff footy whereas he's very structured, before he got injured we had a good combination and hopefully we can get back to that.''
Despite being out of finals contention, Gungahlin will be dangerous with former Canberra Raider David Howell and classy fullback Dwayne Connors back in the side after touring Hawaii with Country.
"It's disappointing coming to the end of the season and not playing to make finals, but the goal is to win every game,'' Bulls players Michael Mackenzie said.
"We've struggled a bit with injuries, and having players off the park.''
CANBERRA RAIDERS CUP
Saturday: Queanbeyan Kangaroos v Gungahlin at Freebody Oval; Woden Valley v West Belconnen at Phillip Oval; Queanbeyan Blues v Belconnen United at Seiffert Oval (all games 3pm).
Sunday: Goulburn v Tuggeranong at Goulburn Workers Arena, 3pm.