Grand Final Preview

Thu, Sep 8, 2022, 12:20 AM
Rugby WA Media
by Rugby WA Media

After a long grueling season of blood, sweat and tears, the big dance is finally here.

It was a big weekend of Rugby, but only the strongest on the day made it to the Grand Final. Kingsway Sporting Complex will host the big day with both Men, Women and Juniors playing on Saturday.

After a successful season in the Fortescue Premier Grade, the Minor Premiers UWA have a chance to cap it off with a flag for the first time in nearly a decade. Standing in their way is a dark horse in Wests Scarborough. They're undefeated after seven games, including a victory over UWA in Round 15, 32 - 8. However, UWA did knock them over in Round 5, winning 31 - 19.

UWA Coach Alex Stajka says his team is prepped and ready for the weekend.

"We're excited - We set goals at the beginning of the year, and to win the final was our biggest target."

"They (Wests Scarborough) are a tough team, and we won't take them lightly."

Wests Scarborough Coach Dan Whiston is feeling confident with his teams win streak heading into the final. 

"We had a great win on Saturday against Nedlands, and the boys are heading into this Saturday with lots of confidence."

"There's a lot to play for and a lot of emotion going around, but we need to remain calm and be consistent with our game plan."

In the FMG Premier Grade Division 2, Wanneroo will take on Palmyra. When these two teams met in Round 1, Wanneroo won in a thrilling 28 - 27 victory, but Palmyra won their most recent match in Round 16, 40 -13.

The Reserve Grade will see the Minor Premiers Nedlands and Palmyra go head-to-head. Nedlands got the best of Palmyra in the only match they played together this year in Round 11, winning 15 - 7.

In the Alcohol Think Again Division, the Kalamunda Kweens will battle against the Cottesloe Shegulls. Cottesloe is the only team this season able to beat Kalamunda this season.

The Grand Final is finally here! We hope to see you at the Kingsway Sporting Complex on Saturday as we end another incredible Rugby season.