Gun player absent
PORT Curtis Electrical will have to overcome the absence of one of their gun players if they are to repeat last year's success in their Gladstone Touch Association midyear men's A grade grand final tonight.
An Andrew Watt touchdown in extra time got the side home in last year's decider against CBH Steelers, their opponents again tonight, at the association grounds at Briffney Creek last year.
However, this time they will have to achieve the feat without the freakish pace of James Radloff who will be in Toowoomba with the Central Comets Queensland Cup side.
They still boast plenty of weapons, including Brett Young, Sean Nash and Mick Watt but will need to be at their best to overcome the strong CBH Steelers side led by Matt Baker and out to avenge last year's defeat.
CBH Steelers' A grade women will also look to go one step further after losing the decider in a drop-off to Club Collex last year.
Tonight, the strong Steelers lineup, featuring representative stars Leigh Cora, Fiona White and Megan Baker, take on young newcomers Pink Ladies who, through the likes of Kim White, Jessica Moore and Shannon Gibb, have impressed this season.
The Steelers can take a first step towards a possible hat-trick of A grade victories when they take on Sportspower in the A grade mixed grand final this afternoon.
With Matt Baker and Cora at the helm, the Steelers will be tough to contend with but Sportspower have also looked good this season with Danny and Kylie Whitmore, Ben Platt and Danny Lawson leading the charge.
One of the other keenly-anticipated matches will be the over-40 men's decider in which CQP, featuring representative players Nev Beckman, Kev Quigley and Lee Keirnan will take on a quick-fire BPH Legends side including Mark Boyle, Joe Oram and Wayne Pywell.