29 Jul A point or two
The 3.25pm kick off at Viking Park will mean the game will finish in the settling cold and darkness but spectators will be at the edge of their seats. Tuggeranong have named half Joe Powell while the Whites have named fullback Robbie Coleman and prop Les Leullua’ iali’ i-makin. There could be a little gamesmanship going on as it hard to believe that Butler and Ah Wong are not waiting in the wings for Vikings.
One player who will not be there is Brumby Michael Wells. Wells who has had a couple impressive outings for the Whites has already moved to Sydney and will play for Norths in the Sydney final series.
Wells looked like a Super back rower yet the Brumbies showed little interest in re-signing him.
The other notable selection for the Whites is the inclusion of Sokai Tai at lock with regular starter Ben Leaper moving to the reserves. It must have been a difficult choice for the selection panel. With Ryan Jones, Dan Penca and OJ Noa they had little choice than to include Sok in the side as he is simply destructive.
Minor premiers and current 2015 premiers second grade have a tough day out as well. They face a Tuggers side that has size and speed. They kick off at 1.30pm. A lot will depend on the attacking flair of Nela Moa and Lani Tiatia. They work so well together and will provide the thrust while the never say die forward pack will fight for every inch of ground.