South Sydney’s SG Ball (under 18s) side will take on Cronulla-Sutherland in the competition Grand Final after defeating Manly-Warringah in last weekend’s Preliminary Final.
In what was a thrilling finish to a tight Preliminary Final encounter between Souths and the Sea Eagles, the men in red and green took advantage of a Manly mistake in golden point extra time to run away with the match by 14-12.
Souths’ SG Ball Coach, former Rabbitohs halfback Willie Peters, was proud of his boys following the effort while stressing that more work would be needed in order to defeat Cronulla in the Grand Final.
“Beating Manly at the weekend was obviously very pleasing, but we’re conscious of the fact that there’s plenty of work to be done,” said Peters.
“No doubt we’ll need to be better this weekend, especially coming up against a very strong Cronulla side. This is a fantastic opportunity for this team to show what they can do.
“A number of these boys played in the Harold Matthews Grand Final in 2013, so there’s a bit of Grand Final day experience there, but our prime concern is sticking to our game-plan and executing it the way we know we can.
“Being able to play in a Grand Final at this stage of their development is a massive vote of confidence for what we’re doing at the Club and at Souths Juniors and just a wonderful thing for the Club in general.”
Click on the video player to watch all the highlights from the Preliminary Final against Manly-Warringah.
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