Two Titans to do battle as Cowboys eye back-to-back titles


The 2017 Men's Elite Eight grand final will be an all-Queensland affair after two thrilling semi-finals at the National Touch League in Coffs Harbour.

The Queensland Titans and the Queensland Cowboys will play-off in the decider and it is sure to be an intense clash between the two rivals.

The Cowboys have an opportunity to write their own history in this 21st event and go back-to-back after winning the 2016 competition. But they will know the tough task ahead of them after having been made to work extra hard for their spot in the grand final.

They were pushed all the way by the New South Wales Mets, with the team that finished in 4th position on the ladder playing well above their weight.

The Mets ended up going down 7-5 to the reigning premiers, but they can hold their heads high after an outstanding tournament.

The 2017 competition also ended for the New South Wales Scorpions after a spirited display saw them fall just short of upsetting the Titans.

The Titans had their fans on the edge of their seats as the Scorpions almost pulled off a huge upset, falling one-touchdown short of the win.

The heartbreaking 6-5 defeat will be hard to take for the Scorpions, but they too can take solace knowing they were beaten by a very good touch football team.

The grand final promises to be a thriller, with the Titans being the only team to beat the Cowboys in this tournament.

That match ended 9-8 in what was arguably the match of the tournament, with neither team giving an inch for the full 40 minutes.

Touchdown machine Shaun Francis will be hoping to add to his regular season tally of 14 for the Cowboys, but he will face strong opposition in the form of the Titans' Drumayne Dayberg-Muir who found the line nine times in the regular rounds of the tournament.

It promises to be one of many exciting match-ups in the grand final beginning at 7:00PM.


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