Scarborough RUFC Valkyries get into action for the first time in 2016 tomorrow when they travel to Ashfield for a cup clash.
The Valkyries make the lengthy trip south for their maiden clash of the year, and skipper Cathy-Ann Myers is confident her side can continue the impressive start they've made to their first competitive campaign.
Myers said: "I think losing our last two league games has been a real wake-up call for us.
"We've gone back to working on the basics in training, concentrating on upping the intensity in everything we do.
"We're confident going into this cup game, and really hungry for victory. We know we're a lot better than our last two results would suggest, but it's time to prove that."
Myers is hoping the Valkyries will be at full strength for the cup clash. She added: "Hopefully we will have a near full-strength team tomorrow.
"Samantha Knight, our new prop, has been a hugely influential player joining the squad. Her background is football, but she's a natural rugby player.
"Laura Welburn has returned, and Leah Gillon has really come into her own since moving from centre to hooker, so our forwards are looking strong.
"I anticipate that tomorrow's game will be a battle rather than pretty rugby, so we need to take advantage of every half-chance.
"Players like Mel Halstead, JJ Glanville and Bex Carr really thrive on these kind of games so I hope they get the chance to make an impact."
Full report from Scarborough Valkyries' cup clash will be online at www.thescarboroughnews.co.uk/sport tomorrow night.