Storky's Footy Talk - Semi Finals
Strap yourselves in…it’s finals time!
The Bluff Rabbitohs finish the year on a high defeating the Cowboys 42-28 in Round 14 of the Purcell’s Engineering competition.
The Cowboys did come back to be within two points at 30-28 but the Rabbitiohs kicked into gear and pushed away another two tries.
Bluff started the scoring after five minutes through the man of the match Jack Laxton who scored in the corner.
The Cowboys hit straight back through Jordon Vogler who also scored in the corner from a backline movement.
Billy Byrne and Kelly Conway starting busting up the middle for Bluff and Chris McKay was involved in everything, including scoring a good try under the posts. The Rabbits threw the ball side to side and Chris Conway was next to score.
Nathan Horn was busting up the middle for the Cowboys and having a good game making plenty of metres barging over the try line like a true front rower. Ben Kemp and Kevin Bartley were a strength in attack and defence in the back row.
Big man Zac Neven came into the throw and ran over players to score for the Rabbits.
The half time score was 24-10 in favour of the Rabbitohs.
Zac Neven repeated what he did in the first half and over again for a try in the first five minutes of the second half.
Cowboys came back through Mick Battye and started to make up the deficit that was created in the first half.
Cowboys scored tries to Lachlan Reid, Andrew Doyle off a chip and chase and young fella Chaise Tisdell who has played good footy this year for the Cowboys in his debut season.
Lawson Storey playing hooker worked hard all game. Allen Wheeler made his comeback again.
The Rabbitohs were too keen on coming second on the competition finishing off any advancement from the Cowboys. The Cowboys finished with a credit to their enthusiasm to the club by the way they played.
At full time, Bluff defeated the Cowboys 42-28.
The Clermont Bears finished with a loss to the Dysart Bulls. Well done to the Bears who are regrouping after so many good years. All clubs go through it.
Middlemount were too good for the Crushers and that shows their standing on the ladder.
Springsure defeated the minor premiers by a field goal 39-38 in what has been described as one of the best Rugby League games in the past few years..
The Tigers have had few losses coming into the semi-finals and it will be somewhere they are going to have to change the wind from losing to winning. Bluff have finished strong for the year so it should be a cracker on Saturday night. Don’t be surprised to see the Grand Final in Bluff.
The elimination final will be Middlemount versus Dysart Bulls at Clermont. Both teams have been in good form at this end of the year. Which team can go the extra bit?
I hear of a few injuries to key players. Both sides have good form but I feel the Bulls will ride this one out.
The Clermont Ladies will have to be all geared up for this game as the Tigers are ready for the game and it will be exciting. I’m tipping the Bears Ladies to survive and go straight to the grand final. The Tigers will be able to get extra game time playing another week.
Can the Crushettes beat the Cowgirls in Emerald?
The Cowgirls have finished on a high and have all their players except for a couple of season ending injures to some. The Cowgirls have learned footy and getting the game plan in order for the weekend.
The Crushettes have the experience and a few quality players who could keep the Crushettes in the game. I’m tipping the Cowgirls by 2.
We have the Junior Grand Finals this weekend in Tieri and the games can be heard on Spreaker for anyone who can’t make it.
Emerald Brothers should be proud of their club as they have a team in every grade for the day.
Well done but also well done to all the teams that are playing on the day.
Everyone enjoy your day as it is a day for the children and enjoy the footy this weekend!