NSWRL Senior Competitions FW3 Wrap
Mounties have a chance to complete the ultimate trifecta, with the Intrust Super Premiership NSW side, the Ron Massey Cup side, and the Sydney Shield side all qualifying for their Grand Finals.
Pirtek Stadium will host the three games, with the Sydney Shield match to be played first between Mounties and East Campbelltown Eagles, after they cruised to a 40-6 victory against St Marys earlier today.
Ben Baker scored 28 of the Eagles’ points, with an incredible five-try performance to go along with his four conversions, while Mounties came back from a half-time deficit to defeat Peninsula 32-16.
The Ron Massey Cup Grand Final will follow suit at Pirtek Stadium, with Mounties taking on St Marys at 2:15pm.
The Mounties Preliminary Final this afternoon against the Wentworthville Magpies was a much-anticipated clash, and it lived up to all expectations with both sides being neck and neck for the majority of the clash.
A late try to Allen Mulia Malau sealed the game for Mounties, who ran out 16-6 winners at Leichhardt Oval.
St Marys won a tight contest against the Western Suburbs Magpies, who scored in the 74th minute to make things interesting at Campbelltown Stadium, but could not score that final try and ended up going down 20-14.
The main event at Pirtek Stadium will be the Intrust Super Premiership NSW Grand Final between Mounties and the Illawarra Cutters, which is set to kick-off at 4:15pm.
Both of these sides came from behind in torrential conditions at Leichhardt Oval to record tough victories, and will need to adequately prepare this week to eliminate the excess body soreness that will almost certainly arise for all players who took part in their respective games.
The Wests Tigers led Mounties 18-6 at half-time, but a clinical performance from the Intrust Super Premiership NSW player of 2016, Sam Williams, saw them score three unanswered tries to snatch a 24-18 win in what was a dramatic encounter.
Alike the first Preliminary Final, the Cutters also trailed at half-time to the Newtown Jets, but two classy touches from Drew Hutchison at the death saw him lay on back-to-back tries to secure an 18-10 victory.
Witness history this September at the 2016 NSWRL Grand Final Day. On Sunday, 25 September the Intrust Super Premiership NSW decider, along with the Ron Massey Cup and Sydney Shield Grand Finals, take place at Pirtek Stadium, with tickets just $10 for adults and kids under 12 free. Click here to secure your seat.