Roosters, Saints prevail in testing Toowoomba Touch grand finals
TOUCH: The Toowoomba Touch Association has rounded out a challenging year with a thrilling night of grand finals.
Played over a shorter season, the summer competition came to a close at Kearneys Spring on Monday night.
Despite fielding a team of youth, the Roosters were able to prevail in the women’s final, downing Saints 4-2.
“It was a great feeling. Saints and Roosters always have great games, it’s been like that for years,” captain Tegan Byrnes said.
“Both teams went out hard and we managed to dig deep and keep running.
“Our young girls really performed.”
The Roosters opted for a youthful approach in the season, which is set to pay dividends in the years to come.
“The club chose to go with more of a development team, and we had a lot of younger girls come up from B and C grade,” Byrnes said.
“Of our 12 players on Monday night, eight were under the age of 18, and we had a lot around the 14-year-old age group.
In the men’s decider, Saints were able to take the spoils against the Rebels, claiming a dramatic 8-7 victory that went down to a drop off.
“It was pretty intense and the highest pace game of the season,” Saints captain Sam Carmody said.
“We ran out of legs towards the end, but we were able to score a few tries when it counted.”
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