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Three shots at grand final glory for Dalby Devils

DEVILISH: Under-13 Dalby Devils Lytana King-Togia, Ryan Cortes and Blake Hunter are looking to walk away as premiers in their grand final clash against Souths this weekend.
DEVILISH: Under-13 Dalby Devils Lytana King-Togia, Ryan Cortes and Blake Hunter are looking to walk away as premiers in their grand final clash against Souths this weekend. Will Hunter

RUGBY LEAGUE: While he has two sides in the grand final this weekend, Dalby Devils coach Tim Hart doesn't see himself as a super coach.

"I have been pretty lucky. The kids have been good," Hart said.

Hart took coaching duties for the under-11 and U11/12 Development Cup sides for the 2014 season.

The Development Cup side elevated from sixth spot during the season to second, and now face Gatton for the premiership.

Despite the team difference, Hart said he used similar coaching styles for both.

"The premiers (U11) are a little bit more advanced," he said.

"The basics are all the same."

The U11s are heading into the finals against their biggest competitor - Highfields.

Highfields is the only side to beat the U11s this season, which occurred in the last round of regular fixtures.

"We had a bit of an off day," Hart said.

U11s is the first time junior rugby league players compete for points.

Hart is confident both sides can be premiers.

"It's going to be tough no matter what," he said.

"Hopefully there are plenty of supporters to help them out."

The U11s are first off the block at Clive Berghofer Stadium during Saturday's finals, starting at 8.30am.

Dalby's U11/12 Development Cup team will take on Gatton at 12.05pm.

Hart said it was the first time many of the boys had played in a grand final.

"I think some of the parents are more excited," he said.

 

UNDER-13S: THE Dalby Devils U13 side will be playing for each other when they take on Souths in this weekend's grand final.

It has been a big improvement for the side, which came second last in the U12 competition last year.

Coach Derek Brady said all the boys worked together on the paddock.

"The secret for this team is they work as a team," Brady said.

"There's not one that shines out - they're all working together.

"As opposed to the opposition. They tend to have one of two dominant players

"This team has dominant players all over the park."

It is the first year Brady has coached the U13 side.

"They have improved out of sight as the years gone on," he said.

"They have been better at the back end of the season.

"They're playing for each other this weekend. I'm really excited for them."

Souths is the only team the U13 Devils have not beaten this season.

The side took down Gatton and Highfields to enter Saturday's grand final.

"The boys are really confident this week," Brady said.

"Four of the bigger players were out when we played Souths last time.

"This weekend will be the first time we've been at full strength for a long time."

Captain Noah Brady said the side needed to communicate in attack and defence to beat Souths.

Noah also had one last piece of advice for his teammates: "No arm grabbing".

The U13s take on Souths from 10.50am at Clive Berghofer Stadium.

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