Under 16s in Grand Final Qualifier this Saturday

The minor premiership-winning South Sydney under 16s Harold Matthews Cup side will take on the third-place Penrith Panthers this Saturday for a spot in the Harold Matthews Cup Grand Final.


The South Sydney boys won their qualifying final against Newcastle two weekends ago and will now prepare to do battle with the Panthers at St Marys Leagues Stadium at 10am on Saturday 27 April.


The South Sydney side has gone through the competition undefeated and will need to be focussed to remain that way and to win through to the Grand Final to be played the following weekend.


Unfortunately the under 18s SG Ball Cup side lost their semi final to the Balmain Tigers on Saturday, going down 26 points to 24 at Campbelltown Sports Stadium.


Five-eighth Paul Momirovski, fullback Alex Johnston and prop Cheyne Whitelaw were South Sydney's best, but unfortunately the young Rabbitohs went down by just the two points.


The under 18s had a fantastic season, finishing in second position on the ladder, but lost both of their finals matches to be eliminated from the finals series.


Congratulations to Coach Arthur Kitinas, Assistant Coach Willie Peters and their team for a fine season.


Balmain 26


defeated


South Sydney 24 (Tevita Cottrell 2, Israel Davis, Thomas Hughes, Devon Makoare-Boyce tries; Paul Momirovski 2 goals)