RUGBY LEAGUE: Norths Devils and Wests Tigers clashed at the weekend during a pre-season game.
The Norths women's and under-16 teams were also in action ahead of the A-grade clash between the clubs at Norths Leagues Club.
North's coach Brett Seymour was happy with how his team played despite falling short in an 18-16 loss.
"This game was a benefit to both clubs and was competitive throughout," he said.
"There are lots of positives to take out of the game and also some areas we need to work on."
Seymour was particularly impressed by players Dean Tass and Howard Brown.
"Both of them brought that extra something the help fire up the team," he said.
"This was a good opportunity for the boys to get more comfortable as a team and play together."
Norths women's team's game ended in a draw while the under-16 side secured a victory in their match.
"It was a great turnout and a decent amount of support for the teams the entire time," Seymour said.
Norths are now looking ahead to their first-round game in the 2016 competition, when they again face Wests.
"We know what to expect now and they do as well, so I believe it will be another competitive game," Seymour said.
"Our plan is to work on the things we need to correct at training so we can develop further as a team."
Seymour believes having Dean Tass back with the club is a boost for the team.
"He had a great game and had some impacting moments on the field.
"This helps the other boys perform better," he said.
'We are happy to have him back with the club and expect this year will be a good one for our team."
Seymour is adamant his team needs to keep up the momentum leading into their upcoming games making it essential.
"We aren't planning on getting the wooden spoon this year. The boys need to keep their heads up and push on," he said.
Men of League and North's Marco Peters is confident this year will belong to the Devils.