NSWRL TV Previews | Elimination Finals for Regional and Major Comps, Rd 2 matchups
There is only one round of finals to go in the Regional NSW competitions before the Grand Finals get underway and you can catch all the action on NSWRL TV this weekend. The final combatants will be decided for the SLE Andrew Johns Cup, SLE Laurie Daley Cup, the Men’s Country Championships and the Women’s Country Championships after a thrilling round of Elimination Semi-Finals.
Wet weather and venue closures have forced Round Seven of Junior Representative matches for UNE SG Ball Cup, Harvey Norman Tarsha Gale Cup and Harold Matthews Cup to be staged on the weekend of 10-11 April, while the Harvey Norman NSW Women’s Premiership matches from this round have been cancelled.
SLE Andrew Johns Cup, SLE Laurie Daley Cup
We are just one week away from the big dance in the Regional Junior Representative competitions, and it will be the Illawarra South Coast Dragons and North Coast Bulldogs Andrew Johns Cup teams who will do battle first at HE Laybutt Sporting Complex in Blacktown at 11am on Saturday.
Illawarra finished in second spot on the ladder and will come up against the Bulldogs for the second consecutive week since they won 18-16 in their Round Four make-up game in Taree last week.
A penalty goal in the last minute of the game to captain and fullback Clay Baldock sealed the Dragons’ fate.
Ladder leaders Central Coast Roosters will face the Monaro Colts for the first time this season at HE Laybutt Sporting Complex at 12:20pm as the Roosters look to carry on their unbeaten record this season.
In the Daley Cup it will be another unbeaten Roosters side against the Colts after the Johns Cup match at HE Laybutt at 2pm.
On Sunday at 11am from Waratah Park in Kandos, second-placed Western Rams and fourth-placed Northern Tigers will face-off for a Grand Final berth.
Men’s Country Championships and Women’s Country Championships
2019 Premiers Riverina Bulls will be searching for another title when they take on the Monaro Colts at Seiffert Oval in Canberra in the first Elimination Final of the Women’s Country Championships at 11am.
The other Elimination Final between Newcastle and Maitland Region Knights and the North Coast Bulldogs will not go ahead this weekend.
The Men’s games will be played at Seiffert Oval in Canberra with the first match between the Central Coast Roosters and Monaro Colts at 12.20pm. Monaro reached the Grand Final in 2018 and 2019 to be defeated so 2021 could be their year.
Following on from this at 2pm Riverina will take on 2019 premiers Illawarra South Coast, who will have 2019 Player of the Match Cameron Vazzoler controlling the game in the halves once more.