Epic Match Intercity Women's grand final
RUGBY LEAGUE: Tannum Sands Seagals will be out in force this Saturday determined to win the Intercity Women's grand final against northern rival Rockhampton Brothers.
Tannum Seagals coach Will Jamieson was confident the players would put in a great effort for the end-of-season match.
"The players have worked hard to get there and look very confident about it,” he said.
"There is good camaraderie in the team and it will be a good game against Rocky Brothers.”
The last time Tannum Seagals and Rockhampton Brothers met, Brothers came away just on top with a narrow victory of 18-14 in the major semi-final.
"They (Brothers) are a well-drilled side and coached by Don Draper,” Jamieson said.
"Everyone in the side knows what they have to do on the day to play their part to win the game.”
Three-try hero from last weekend's preliminary semi-final Krystal Sulter said she wanted to have another crack at hitting the Brothers attack and slicing through its defence.
Sulter was one of the team's playmakers at hooker in the 16-8 over Wallabys womens team to make it through to the end-of-season dance.
"This year we have stepped up our game and feel confident about ourselves,” she said.
"Communication is a big part of the game and there is a lot more talking and structure to our game.
"The game last weekend against Wallabys was close and it was 6-6 at half-time and we really only got away in the last 10 minutes of the game.”
The Tannum Seagals are keen to make amends for last year's devastating grand final loss to Emu Park and will be hungry to win the flag.
Tannum Seagals captain Vassa Hunter said the team was as prepared as it ever would be for Saturday's do-or-die effort.
"We are confident and excited about the game and we were in the grand final last year against Emu Park but lost to them,” she said.
"The team is much more fitter and faster than last year and we are in the right headspace to make a game of it.”
The decider will be played at Rockhampton's Browne Park at 12.30pm, tomorrow.
A 57-seat supporters' coach leaves Dennis Park tomorrow at 9am, cost is $20 per person.