Grand final fever hits for BRL
RUGBY LEAGUE: All eyes will be on the grand final on Sunday as the men from the Inglewood Roosters and Tenterfield Tigers go head to head for the grand final.
Both teams are currently under way preparing for the game, as they undertake their final training of the season.
This will be the second finals season game between the two teams, after the Roosters won against the Tigers during the semi-finals.
This is the first season back in the BRL for the Roosters since 2013 and coach Brent Osborne said the boys were thrilled they had made it this far.
"We've exceeded our expectations, like our only goal this year was to make sure we finished the year with a good number of players still playing for us, but we've gone beyond that,” he said.
"From the 2013 team to this team, I think there's only about six or seven players who have played for both teams... it's sort of like a first grand final for a lot of them.”
Tenterfield coach Chris Battersby said he was proud of his team for making it to the grand final.
"They work hard and this is the reward you get, to play in the grand final,” he said.
In training, both of the teams will be focusing on their defence.
"We're like Tenterfield, we can score points when we need to, but it's just our defence,” Osbourne said.
Tenterfield's Battersby said they would also be focusing on working to Inglewood's strengths.
"Probably just working off the ball and in defence it will be getting numbers in tackles and slowing them down. Inglewood get a big roll and once they get a roll they're very hard to stop,” he said.
The game starts Sunday, September 4 at 2.30pm.