Consistency key for winless Rebels

Greater Western Victoria Rebels will be hoping to notch up its first victory of the 2017 TAC Cup season on Saturday when it meets fellow winless side Calder Cannons at RAMS Arena.

The two sides are the only teams not to register a victory in the first three rounds of the season. The Rebels have shown patches of impressive football, but in keeping with its youthful side, fluctuation in its performance within matches has halted its pursuit for victory.

Last week the Rebels conceded eight goals in the opening term to Dandenong to trail by 54 points at half-time, they eventually went down by just 20 points, but the damage had already been done.

No doubt the group will be looking to not only start well, but not let its level of performance drop significantly throughout the match.

It will also want to attend to its defensive issues, having conceded the most points per game in the competition – 113.

Tylar Watts (Portland) will make his TAC Cup debut while there will be three other changes as Scott Carlin, Tom Scott and Naish McRoberts come into the side.

ON THE BURST: GWV Rebels' Flynn Appleby breaks away from the pack against Bendigo Pioneers. Picture: Dylan Burns

ON THE BURST: GWV Rebels' Flynn Appleby breaks away from the pack against Bendigo Pioneers. Picture: Dylan Burns