The new boys on the block will be thirsting for action after playing less than 10 fair dinkum matches in 2015. The second half of their televised Blues final against St. Kentigern showed a glimpse of the Whangarei heart and passion. New coach Todd Hamilton will look to a core half dozen who are back to have a crack at regular, high level First XV rugby. Watch out for the likes of first-five Scott Gregory, a top field events athlete, midfielder Judah Andrews, who has moved out from the pack, and No 6 Hayden Sloper. Hamilton wants to see how they respond to pressure and adversity after mostly winning too easily in Northland for several seasons.