Intrust Super Premiership NSW GF Points Of Interest

Mounties v Illawarra Cutters
Pirtek Stadium, Sunday 25 September
4:15pm
Broadcast LIVE on Fox Sports 501, SteeleSports.com.au and Hawkesbury 89.9 FM

Click here to view the full Mounties v Illawarra team lists and match officials


Illawarra

·      Failed to make the Finals in 2015, have turned it around to make the Grand Final a year later

·      They got a new coach this year, Jason Demetriou

·      Demetriou was the attacking coach of the North Queensland Cowboys in 2015, who were the NRL premiers

·      Have won their last three games

·      Have the best defensive record in the league, conceded 445 points in the regular season, which is just over 20 per game

·      Have not defeated Mounties this year, losing Round 5 (50-16), and Round 11 (22-10). 

·      Won 15 games, lost seven

·      Finished second on the ladder

·      Noteworthy players who have played NRL include Adam Quinlan, Josh McCrone, Drew Hutchison and Taane Milne

·      Defeated Wests Tigers 32-22 in Week One of the finals, had Week Two off, then defeated Newtown 18-10 in Week Three

 

Mounties

·      Won the Minor Premiership

·      Ended the season on 44 competition points, a massive eight clear of 2nd place (Illawarra on 36)

·      Have only lost three games this year

·      Their halfback, Sam Williams, earned the Intrust Super Premiership NSW Player of 2016

·      Defeated Illawarra twice this year in Round 5 (50-16) and Round 11 (22-10)

·      All three Mounties senior grades are in the Grand Final (Intrust Super Premiership NSW, Ron Massey Cup and Sydney Shield)

·      All three Mounties senior grades won the Minor Premiership (Intrust Super Premiership NSW, Ron Massey Cup and Sydney Shield)

·      Have the best attack in the league with 609 points in the regular season (just under 28 points per game)

·      Noteworthy players who have played NRL include Shaun Fensom, Jeff Lima, Jarrad Kennedy, Sam Williams, Brenko Lee, Adam Clydsdale and Glen Buttriss

·      Have won 11 games in a row

·      Have not lost since June 18 (Round 15 vs Manly where they lost 22-10)

·      Defeated Newtown 30-12 in Week 1 of the finals, had Week 2 off, then defeated Wests Tigers 24-18 in Week 3
 

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.