Cabramatta look to finish a special year with a Grand Final win in their 100th season while Ryde-Eastwood Hawks look to cap off a remkarkable first year in the Sydney Shield.
Cabramatta Two Blues v Ryde-Eastwood Hawks
Saturday 28 September
Match: Cabramatta v Hawks
Grand Final -
Venue: Leichhardt Oval, Sydney
History will be made when Cabramatta and Ryde-Eastwood Hawks face off in the Sydney Shield Grand Final with both teams looking to capture their first premiership since the competition started in 2012.
A win would cap a special year for either side with Cabramatta celebrating their 100th season since they were founded in 1919, while Ryde-Eastwood have enjoyed a memorable first year in the Sydney Shield competition.
Cabramatta finished with the Minor Premiership having remained undefeated until Round 18 and recording just three losses all year, although Ryde Eastwood hold a significant edge over their Grand Final opponents with wins in their past two fixtures.
Their first was a convincing 36-18 victory in Round 20 before recording an enthralling 26-22 win in week one of the finals.
Cabramatta survived a scare in Finals Week Two with a heart-stopping 38-34 win over Asquith Magpies, before storming into the decider with a comprehensive 42-16 victory over last year’s premiers, East Campbelltown Eagles.
Both teams now come into the decider with a wealth of confidence in attack although Cabramatta boast the best defensive record in the competition, conceding just 18.3 points per game.
It sets up an exciting clash against Ryde-Eastwood as they boast plenty of attacking prowess, particularly through the duo of Josh Rizk and Tristan Evans-Tsoi who have crossed for seven and eight tries respectively in their past five games.
Fullback for Cabramatta is number 1 Christian PAPAFullback for Hawks is number 1 Angelo PANAMBALANA
Winger for Cabramatta is number 2 Isiah TUARIWinger for Hawks is number 2 Josh Rizk
Centre for Cabramatta is number 3 Tavena KOROISAUCentre for Hawks is number 3 Bradley COUSINS
Centre for Cabramatta is number 4 Anthony RahebCentre for Hawks is number 4 Bradley CINCOTTA
Winger for Cabramatta is number 5 Jason JANAWinger for Hawks is number 5 Kirk PATTON
Five-Eighth for Cabramatta is number 6 Isiah PANUVEFive-Eighth for Hawks is number 6 Adam Rizk
Halfback for Cabramatta is number 7 Solomon TOMOKINOHalfback for Hawks is number 7 Mitchell GRAY
Prop for Cabramatta is number 8 Hira RaharahaProp for Hawks is number 8 Callum Ellis
Hooker for Cabramatta is number 9 Ayden CarlingHooker for Hawks is number 14 Tristan EVANS-TSOI
Prop for Cabramatta is number 10 Nick ToomataProp for Hawks is number 16 Santino BATTAGLIOLO
2nd Row for Cabramatta is number 11 Justin Frain2nd Row for Hawks is number 10 Langi SULI-RUKA
2nd Row for Cabramatta is number 12 Aussie Tuwhangai2nd Row for Hawks is number 12 Tyler Seymour
Lock for Cabramatta is number 13 Samuel McGregorLock for Hawks is number 11 Angus MCELROY
Interchange for Cabramatta is number 14 Kakapuna FotuInterchange for Hawks is number 9 Bennett Wheelhouse
Interchange for Cabramatta is number 16 Keli LEGUTUAInterchange for Hawks is number 17 Kobe THORSON
Interchange for Cabramatta is number 18 Tevita MasimaInterchange for Hawks is number 19 Braydon Guyan
Interchange for Cabramatta is number 22 Tevita VEAInterchange for Hawks is number 25 Dane Knuth