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Herbert River ready for tough Norths assignment

Herbert River will need to post another win at home over the Norths Devils this Saturday if they want to keep in touch with Brothers, who are currently sitting on top of the ladder.

That's exactly the goal coach Mitch Seri has in mind, and given the way they finished last week's 30-14 win over Western Lions he's confident they can get the job done.

"It's very, very important to us [to stay with Brothers], we had a good win last week, we played the second half the way we wanted to play so we've still got plenty of things to improve on," Seri said.

"We definitively want to stick with Brothers and getting towards the business end of the season now we want to make sure we're getting better and doing the things we want to do."

Simplicity will be the key for Seri's side, the coach is confident they'll come away with the points as long as they control the ball well.

"We have a pretty simple game plan, we need our fair share of the ball and when we get it we want to run a few of the shapes we've got," he said.

Norths will be refreshed coming off their bye last round, but coach Andrew Walters acknowledged his fifth-placed side would be hard pressed to beat Herbert River at home.

"The bye has probably been a blessing for us, we've got a lot of players coming back from injuries and we've rested all those niggling injuries," Walters said.

"It will be very hard to beat the River, I'd just love a good performance and us trying hard, that's all I'm looking for is just a good performance.

"It will be very hard for us to get into the finals this year, but if we can just stick together and start improving on our footy that's all I'm looking to see."