Two flags the aim for Seagals, but Wallabys stand in the way
RUGBY LEAGUE: It's not often a team has a chance to win two premierships in the space of seven days.
Well, the Tannum Seagals team has if it beats Wallabys in the all-Gladstone grand final today at 1.30pm at Marley Brown Oval.
Fresh from Seagals' thrilling 14-12 win in the Women's Inter-City decider last Saturday, captain Vassa Hunter wants the winning way to continue one final time.
"It's a must-win and the girls are obviously pretty excited," five-eighth Hunter said.
When asked if it was a challenge to get the women up after such an epic extended competition grand final last weekend, Hunter said that was no issue.
"We did celebrate last Saturday night but it will be something special (to win again) and everyone is excited," she said.
"The team will be the same as the one last week and everyone pulled up well."
She said the proper celebrations would be tonight and continue into "Silly Sunday" and "Mad Monday" at the clubrooms.
But first there is a job to do and Tannum's 16-6 win in the preliminary final a fortnight ago is irrelevant, Hunter said.
"We will never take it lightly and every time we have met it has been tough, with a win each," she said.
The teams met in rounds eight and 16, when Wallabys won the first match 20-4 before Seagals levelled the ledger with a 26-14 win.
Wallabys coach Dan Burns wants some redemption today.
"The preparations have been good and we have had heart break from not making the extended league grand final," he said.
Burns said the key was to keep possession of the ball.
"We don't have to do too many drastic changes but just need to hold on to the ball and to win big games we need to play well as a a team," he said.
"Everyone is fit and healthy."
The other games are at 3pm (Gladstone Valleys v Gladstone Brothers in under-20) and reserves at 4.30pm between Gladstone Valleys and Tannum Seagulls.