Preview | Sydney Shield Grand Final 2019

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
Leichhardt Oval

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.

Team Lists

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Cabramatta is number 1 Christian PAPA
    Fullback for Hawks is number 1 Angelo PANAMBALANA
  • Winger for Cabramatta is number 2 Isiah TUARI
    Winger for Hawks is number 2 Josh Rizk
  • Centre for Cabramatta is number 3 Tavena KOROISAU
    Centre for Hawks is number 3 Bradley COUSINS
  • Centre for Cabramatta is number 4 Anthony Raheb
    Centre for Hawks is number 4 Bradley CINCOTTA
  • Winger for Cabramatta is number 5 Jason JANA
    Winger for Hawks is number 5 Kirk PATTON
  • Five-Eighth for Cabramatta is number 6 Isiah PANUVE
    Five-Eighth for Hawks is number 6 Adam Rizk
  • Halfback for Cabramatta is number 7 Solomon TOMOKINO
    Halfback for Hawks is number 7 Mitchell GRAY

Forwards

  • Prop for Cabramatta is number 8 Hira Raharaha
    Prop for Hawks is number 8 Callum Ellis
  • Hooker for Cabramatta is number 9 Ayden Carling
    Hooker for Hawks is number 14 Tristan EVANS-TSOI
  • Prop for Cabramatta is number 10 Nick Toomata
    Prop for Hawks is number 16 Santino BATTAGLIOLO
  • 2nd Row for Cabramatta is number 11 Justin Frain
    2nd Row for Hawks is number 10 Langi SULI-RUKA
  • 2nd Row for Cabramatta is number 12 Aussie Tuwhangai
    2nd Row for Hawks is number 12 Tyler Seymour
  • Lock for Cabramatta is number 13 Samuel McGregor
    Lock for Hawks is number 11 Angus MCELROY

Interchange

  • Interchange for Cabramatta is number 14 Kakapuna Fotu
    Interchange for Hawks is number 9 Bennett Wheelhouse
  • Interchange for Cabramatta is number 16 Keli LEGUTUA
    Interchange for Hawks is number 17 Kobe THORSON
  • Interchange for Cabramatta is number 18 Tevita Masima
    Interchange for Hawks is number 19 Braydon Guyan
  • Interchange for Cabramatta is number 22 Tevita VEA
    Interchange for Hawks is number 25 Dane Knuth