The Glebe Burwood Wolves have certainly done themselves proud in the Presidents Cup this season, finishing second on the competition ladder and will now come up against heavyweights the Maitland Pickers in the Grand Final at Bankwest Stadium on Sunday.
After a bye in Round 1, their season began in Round 2 with a clash against fellow foundation club in the North Sydney Bears and the Wolves prevailed 16-12, with destructive centre Addison Demetriou bagging a double.
Their most notable conquest to date was when they defeated ladder leaders Maitland 26-24 at Henson Park in Round 9, with a penalty goal kicked by Demetriou proving the difference in the end.
Before this though, Glebe recorded a few big wins, including a 53-16 victory over Wentworthville in Round 3 and a 42-24 defeat of Western Rams in Round 6 which helped achieve a 215-point attacking record and second spot on the ladder.
In the semi finals, they proved their worth with a gritty 26-6 win over North Sydney, where they scored three tries in the last ten minutes to blow the score out.
Before that time, they really showed what they were made of in defence, with the Bears only points of the match coming from penalty goals rather than tries - displaying a fantastic defensive effort from the proud club.
They have been led by a heap of strong, influential players, including captain Jackson Garlick at hooker, Demetriou at centre and Fijian International Sitiveni Moceidreke, who has complemented Liam Coleman perfectly in the halves.
Their team is headed into Sunday’s match virtually unchanged which will certainly give them plenty of confidence against a red-hot Pickers side.