GO GIRLS: Karlee Peltz, Maddy Thompson, Talhia Hornick, Sarah Pearce, and Danielle Plummer are ready to give it their all this week as they prepare for the finals of the Emilee Cherry Womens 7's Cup.
GO GIRLS: Karlee Peltz, Maddy Thompson, Talhia Hornick, Sarah Pearce, and Danielle Plummer are ready to give it their all this week as they prepare for the finals of the Emilee Cherry Womens 7's Cup. Meg Gannon

The plan to take the grand final from Toowoomba

RUGBY UNION: A combination of true grit, and boundless skill has earned the Dalby Wheatchix a spot in the finals of the Emilee Cherry Womens 7's Cup.   

The team has just one final chance to claim the premiership for the very first time as they head to Toowoomba on Saturday to play against fierce competitors, the St George Fillies and the Toowoomba Bears.   

Captain Danielle Plummer admitted she was nervous for the finals, but said regardless of the outcome the girls had had a season to be proud of. 

"Grand final footy is always good fun to play and it's a bit of a case of anything can happen," Plummer said.   

"I think nerves are good. It sort of keeps you honest and keeps you on your game."  

The battle won't be easy. The Wheatchix will be facing their arch-rivals for their final attempt at claiming the premiership.   

If the girls beat the Fillies in the finals, they will progress through to the all-important grand final where they will take on ladder leaders, the Bears.   

"The St George girls have just improved ten-fold throughout the season and in their final game out in Gundy, they were on fire," Plummer said.   

"They're definitely out to prove a point. They're going to be a really tough competition."  

The Bears have maintained their top spot throughout the whole competition, and are expected to bring their A-game as they vie for championship.   

"We're going to have to play 100 per cent to give them (the Bears) a run for their money," Plummer said.  

Among all the highlights, including an 11-game winning streak, first tries from the new team members, and finishing the competition in third place, coach Rick Stone said the real highlight of the season was working with a determined group of girls.   

"We've just had a really good attitude throughout the whole season," Stone said.   

"We've been trying to have as much fun as we can while we're playing but still competing as hard as we can. We've just had a ball really."   Stone has just one final piece of advice for his girls.

  "No mercy. Don't let them get away with anything."  

Get behind our girls as they take to the field for the final time at Clive Berghofer Stadium, kicking off at 10am.     


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