The 2022 Blumers Lawyers Canberra Raiders Cup League Tag grand final is finally here, as the West Belconnen Warriors take on the Woden Valley Rams at Seiffert Oval on Sunday morning.
West Belconnen Warriors v Woden Valley Rams, 9:15 am, Seiffert Oval
This year the League Tag competition has been incredibly close with the top three teams finishing with double digit wins and fourth place decided by for and against.
But now it comes down to the final day of the season as the Warriors and Rams battle it out for the third time this year.
They first met in round five at Phillip Oval where the Warriors ended the Rams undefeated start to the year with a 14-8 victory.
Their second encounter was in late July where neither side could trump the other, ending in a 10-all draw.
The West Belconnen Warriors come into the game as favourites, not only because of their results against the Rams, but also because they’ve only lost one game all year.
The Warriors are led by their star number one Sarah Carter, who was crowned the Best & Fairest of this competition for the fifth straight season.
"To get the week off was really good. The first game against Bulls was really tough and I think that has prepared us well for the grand final this weekend," Carter said.
West Belconnen's Zoe Terry has also been incredible all year long, leading the clubs's top try scorer list with a total of 13.
For their opposition, Woden finished third coming into the finals having won ten of their 14 games.
Although they are lower on the ladder, the Rams have been the best attacking side all year, amassing 490 points across all of their games.
Keesha Kapea and Caitlyn Robb have played an integral part in the Rams blistering attack, both landing inside the top five try scorers in the competition with a combined total of 27 tries.
Woden dummy-half Emma McDonald spoke to media about their finals run and the buzz around the club heading into the grand final this weekend.
"We definitely went the long way around but I think as a club and a team we've all enjoyed that," McDonald said.
"One of the best things about our club is the culture of the club and how close all five teams are this year. We came away with the club championships where each of the five teams had a part in that."
But come Sunday, all that will matter is the final result.
Both sides have had an incredible year but only one club can lift the silverware to be crowned Canberra Raiders Cup League Tag Premiers.