The 2023 season is unde rway as round two of the GNFL brings a big game between two heavy hitters in the competition. Brigades and Northampton started their campaigns with big wins but will now be put to the test when the Hawks host the Rams on Saturday. When these two teams last met in round 17 last year, Brigades were big winners when four goals from Dale Williamson helped them to a 62-point win. While Williamson won’t be there this weekend, Jack Perham showed last weekend he can fill that role. But the Rams impressed in their opening game as well, with Harry Taylor having a dominant day up forward with four majors, before Trent Simpson kicked four goals in the final quarter, bringing his game tally to five. Brigades coach Cory Foot said the focus would be on stopping the team and not players. “Northampton’s got a lot of depth, so you can’t focus on one or two individuals, just really got to come up with a collective approach to the whole team,” he said. “If you focus too much on (Taylor), then a Kieran Harris or someone like that will pop up and might kick three, then midfielders will come up and start kicking them, you’ve got to be really careful how you approach that.” While the team had a 35-point win over reigning premiers Rovers in week one, they kicked 12 behinds in the game, which Foot said needed to be fixed at training before the home game against the Rams. “I felt great about the win, it’s good to finally be out there … we worked our butts off, we had four quarters of hard running … I felt we weren’t rewarded on the scoreboard, we will work on that,” he said. “Goal kicking is number one and forward entries, round one cobwebs were there and we were kicking over hands.” Railways will finally get their season going after having the round one bye, and will be confident of taking down Towns who showed promise in their 42-point loss to Mullewa last week. At Mazzuchelli Oval, Chapman Valley will play their first game in front of the home crowd with Dane Swan lacing up for the Royals as they take on Mullewa. All league games will be at 2.30pm this week and Rovers have a bye.