Redemption driving B-grade Wheatmen
RUGBY UNION: The Dalby Wheatmen B-grade side will be hoping the rugby gods smile on them to make it third-time lucky this Saturday.
The team will take on the Goondiwindi Emus in the competition's decider after tasting defeat in the grand final in 2016 and 2017.
Coach John Cullen said he was confident this year would be different, as his players were hitting their straps at the perfect time following a thumping 37-12 win over Condamine at the weekend.
"We put our strongest side on the park for the first time in a number of matches on the weekend,” Cullen said.
"We had five inclusions to the team, making us close to full strength and it showed.
"We didn't get to play the week before the grand final the last two years, but the weekend's game has been good for our continuity and confidence.
"The boys are starting to come together as a unit.”
Cullen said it would be a genuine arm wrestle between the forward packs of the Wheatmen and Emus, but if Dalby were able to come out on top, it would spell trouble for the Emus.
"We have better backs than them and can score more points,” he said.
"Our back three: Ben Cullen, Brodie Schwerin and Gael Reynal have been great for us this year and are lethal in attack.
"Brodie is an unbelievable finisher and Gael can kick goals from halfway.
"The boys won't leave anything on the field this weekend.”
The B-grade grand final kicks off at 1.10pm at Clive Berghofer Stadium.