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The Sydney Roosters Under 20s side will travel to Canberra this weekend to face a Raiders side in similar position to them after the opening month of the Holden Cup season.

The young Chooks left it late for their third last-gasp win of the 2013 season in just four matches on Monday night, with a late try to winger Nene Macdonald putting the Allianz Stadium crowd on their feet as the Eels surrendered a half time lead over Greens side.

The debut NYC coach spoke with ahead of this weekends trip to Canberra and although his men sit comfortably in the Top 8, the former Roosters and Queensland halfback knows there is still plenty of work to be done.

Its always good to win but obviously we need to be better in certain areas, but were getting the results and the players are aware of what we need to do better which is the main thing.

Asked how his side had handled the short turn around, the Under 20s mentor said it wasnt just time against them in the lead up to their trip to the nations capital.

Its been a pretty disrupted week with the weather, which makes it difficult to prepare well and Canberra are a good team and have some very good players in their side so its been a tough week in terms of getting prepared.

Were also still trying to find some consistency and had a few injuries, which has caused a few reshuffles and still trying to find our rhythm and work out the best combinations.

The NYC match will kick off at 4.15pm at Canberra Stadium.

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