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Monaro Open Men's grand final preview

The Monaro Open Men’s side take on the Illawarra South Coast Dragons in the Country Championships grand final this weekend.

Monaro have been in strong form, remaining undefeated throughout the competition.

They recorded an exciting 18-10 win over the Central Coast Roosters in last week’s semi-final to book a place in the decider.

Five-eighth and coach Terry Campese continues to lead the team well around the park, while the forward pack lay a solid platform.

An injury to centre Jake Wheeler in the semi-final has meant a reshuffle of the backline. Tristan Eldridge has been named to start at fullback, with Jake Butler-Fleming moving to the wing and Aisea Taholo coming in at centre.

Monaro take on the Illawarra South Coast Dragons, who defeated the Riverina Bulls 24-16 in last week’s match to reach the grand final.

The Country Championships grand final kicks off on Saturday 27 March at 2:30pm at H.E Laybutt Sporting Complex in Blacktown.

The Andrew Johns Cup and Laurie Daley Cup grand finals are also being played at the same venue on Saturday, kicking off at 11am and 12:40pm respectively.

All three games will be live-streamed via NSWRL TV , available on the NSWRL Facebook page.

Monaro Open Men’s team list

Tristan ELDRIDGE
Dillon ROTA (jersey 19)
Willie PEACE
Aisea TAHOLO
Jake BUTLER-FLEMMING
Terry CAMPESE
Tre WILLIAMS
Manu VANISI
Zac PATCH
Bradley PRIOR
Josh AYRES
Atunaisa TUPOU
Isiah LATU
Josh MITCHELL
Josh HITCHINS
Aidan WOODS
Sonny TUPUOLA
George KEPA-MORSEU
Romann LEOTA

Brayden ROBERTSON

Coach – Terry Campese

Illawarra South Coast Dragons team list

Samuel CLUNE
Justin JONES
Donte EFARAIMO
Ryan JAMES
Chanse PERHAM
TBC
Cameron VAZZOLER
Juvilee SAMIU
Nathan FORD
Dylan FARRELL
Keiran RANKMORE
Corey MULHALL
Judd COLLYER
Tommy WARNER
TBC
Duke GRANT
N/A
Jake KAMIRE
Tyson SIMPSON

Photo by Trisha Sullivan