Anthony Breeze
Anthony Breeze Rob Williams

Clubs ready to battle in action-packed footy clashes

THE Ipswich rugby league season comes to the end tomorrow with grand final day for juniors and seniors at the North Ipswich Reserve.

The under 12 match opens the big day of footy at 8.30am with the A Grade grand final from 6pm. That clash features the best two sides of the competition in Fassifern and Goodna.

In between these games will be action from the under 13, 14, 15, 17, 19 and Reserve Grade competitions.

Best of luck to Norths, Brothers, Redbank Plains and Goodna in the juniors.

Norths, West End, Brothers, Goodna and Fassifern will be the clubs chasing glory in the seniors.

It will be an action-packed day of rugby league so make sure you arrive early.

Sudden death play

THE road to the Soccer World Cup has been detoured after recent results didn't go our way.

Finishing third after qualifiers means we will have to play two home and away ties to book our spot.

First up it's Syria, the team that finished third in Group A. If we win this tie, we have a meeting against the fourth-placed qualifier from North and Central Americas. At this stage, that would be either Panama, Honduras or the USA in November.

What has to change for us to win theses games?

Firstly we must capitalise on the huge amount of chances we had on goals that we sadly missed against Thailand.

We must play more as a team and be patient with the ball.

If you listen to the experts, Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou must go. The ball is now in our court and sudden death football awaits.

Quick thoughts

HERO of the week: I can't go past the Western Pride after their fantastic victory last Saturday night. It was a great result for the city, which will only benefit the club moving forward.

Villain of the week: Clubs that sack their coaches while still under contract. Unfortunately the coach gets the boot when teams under- perform. However some higher profile players should be walking out the door as well.

Bomber's best: Jetsonic ran a great race but couldn't pick the leaders up, finishing third. This week it's finals time so double the Sharks into the Sea Eagles.

Who am I?

I was man of the match in the 1981 grand final leading my team to an 18-10 victory over Gatton. I scored a try in the decider. I also missed our team grand final photo.

Last week's answer: Dud Beattie, Gary Parcell and Noel Kelly.



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