Tenterfield Tigers league tag captain-coach Megg Landers bemoaned her side's lack of dedication to training as they succumbed to Bingara on Saturday.
The Tigers hold on to fourth after the 24-14 loss and Landers believes they turned up with the wrong attitude.
"They played really good in the first-half, Bingara did, and we did not play well at all," she said.
"Our defence was shocking and our attack was pretty bad too."
The Tigers girls have showed plenty of potential to get to the top four but Landers is frustrated with a continuous failure for the squad to turn up to training.
"I said to the girls 'because we are going so well this year, imagine if we actually trained how good we could be,'" she said.
"Knowing that we are in third position, I thought that would give it enough push for training but no.
"We have not being getting anyone at training.
"I think we have had the exact same players coming to training for a month.
"I have asked everyone to try and swap work shifts so they can try and make it this week but we will see how we go.
"I just want them to come to training."
Their task to remain in the top four gets even tougher with two rounds to go and their coming game against the undefeated Uralla team.
The Tenterfield team need to win at least one of their next two games, and for results to go in their favour, if they are any chance at making the finals.
In the men's game, Tenterfield were beaten in a close match 42-34.
"They played really well on Saturday," Landers said.
"They went out there with 13 players."