PRESSURE GAME: PJ McVeigh makes a tackle for the Wheatmen against Saints earlier this season.
PRESSURE GAME: PJ McVeigh makes a tackle for the Wheatmen against Saints earlier this season. Sam Flanagan

Tough test for first final

RUGBY UNION: One of the biggest days on the Downs Rugby calendar, Super Saturday, will be held in Dalby this weekend.

Six games of finals football will be played on John Ritter Oval, with the main game pitting the Dalby Wheatmen A grade side against USQ Saints.

The winner will face Goondiwindi the following week in a grand final qualifier, while the losing side will get a second chance in the elimination final.

Dalby coach Nathan Bradley said his side had prepared well over the last two weeks, and were wary of the Saints attacking capabilities.

"Our main focus is to put ourselves in a position to beat USQ this weekend,” Bradley said.

"We have made sure over the last two weeks to try and have every player fit and available for Saturday.”

Bradley said Saints were a dangerous opposition and had the ability to score quickly.

He said his side was focused on shutting down their attacking weapons, something the Wheatmen struggled to do earlier this season.

"USQ are a very loose-playing side with some quality players who can hurt you,” Bradley said.

All three Wheatmen teams will be in action this weekend.

The Wheatmen C grade side will play their qualifying final against Goondiwindi at 12.15pm.

In the B grade qualifying final, the Dalby Wheatmen face a stern test against St George.

The first game of the day will kick-off at 11am, while the Wheatmen A grade side will take the field at 6.15pm.


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