MACQUARIE will look to make the most of familiar surroundings over the next month having started 2021 with three straight games on the road.
The Scorpions host Wyong at Lyall Peacock Field on Saturday after away trips to The Entrance, Souths and Wests to kick off their campaign.
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Three of their upcoming four fixtures will be played at Toronto with the Roos followed by Kurri Kurri on April 24 and Central on May 9. They travel to meet Lakes at Cahill Oval on May 2.
Macquarie find themselves inside the Newcastle Rugby League top five, alongside three other sides with a 2-1 win-loss record so far this year.
"It's a real positive for us," Scorpions coach Steve Kidd said.
We've done alright away, two from three was pretty much our goal."Steve Kidd
"We've done alright away, two from three was pretty much our goal, and to be fair we had our chances down at The Entrance as well so it could have been three from three.
"It's good to be back at home, especially against Wyong because they'll be really strong. We get a little block now, away again a bit and then another block at home early in the second round."
Macquarie returned this year after opting not to field a first-grade side in the 2020 competition.
"I think we're back into the groove now, but the first couple of weeks especially just sore bodies and whatnot," Kidd said.
"Just getting back into playing at that level full time
Kidd described the form of joint player of the year leader Luke Higgins as "outstanding". Ben Roose (quad) returns from injury after a week off.
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