The two George Tooke Shield grand finals are this Saturday, with the Bungendore Tigers taking on the Gordon Highlanders in the Men’s competition and in the Specsavers Ladies League Tag competition the Bungendore Tigerettes #1 face off against the Burrangong Bears.
Bungendore Tigerettes #1 v Burrangong Bears
11:45am, Saturday 26 September, Mick Sherd Oval
The Bungendore Tigerettes #1 team and the Burrangong Bears will take the field in this weekend’s Specsavers GTS Ladies League Tag grand final.
The Tigerettes #1 side are undefeated this season, recording nine straight wins. They have the best attack in the competition, scoring 266 points across the season.
Jessica O’Rourke has been in dangerous form, scoring a massive 18 tries this year.
Bungendore’s defence has also been impressive. Burrangong have been the only team to reach double figures against them.
The Burrangong Bears have also reached the grand final and have had a strong season.
After their Woodbridge Cup competition was called off earlier this year, a Burrangong team joined the GTS Ladies League tag competition and have been a great addition.
The Bears have recorded five wins this season, and come into the grand final in winning form having won their last two games.
Annika Picker from Burrangong has been outstanding for her team, while Krystal Coker is the team’s top try-scorer with nine tries.
The two sides have met three times this season, with Bungendore winning all three clashes. But Burranong will take a lot of confidence from their round four clash, where they lost by just two points.
Bungendore Tigers v Gordon Highlanders
1:15pm, Saturday 26 September, Mick Sherd Oval
The Bungendore Tigers and Gordon Highlanders will take the field in the George Tooke Shield grand final on Saturday.
The two sides played last week, with the Tigers coming away with a tight 16-12 win to get the home ground advantage in the grand final.
The teams also met back in round six, with a 24-24 draw on that occasion.
With tight previous games, the stage is set for a close and exciting final.
The Bungendore Tigers have been strong all season, dropping just one game to the Gunning Roos. They finished with the best attack in the competition, 224 points across their games.
The Tigers spine has been impressive, with five-eighth Robert Sheffield and Jack Bramley leading the team around the park well.
The Gordon Highlanders joined the George Tooke competition this year and have made the grand final in their opening season.
The Highlanders have lost just two games all season, and have the best defence in the competition, letting in only 76 points.
Gordon have a strong forward pack lead by Kalib Simon and Issac Lanham, as well as a good halves pairing in Scott Boughton and Nicolas Douglass.
Photo credit: Trisha Sullivan