With Gungahlin found guilty but with no consequences, three teams remain in the semi-finals-reserve grade, colts and fourths.
Playing of fresh reserves by the Eagles is against the rules but apparently the decision was based on that it “had no influence on the final outcome of the game”. Maybe they did not know about the Queanbeyan-Easts game which ended in 46-all.
Reserve grade (1.25pm), minor premiers, and colts (11.35am)play Tuggeranong on Saturday at Erindale in the major semi-final with fourth grade (9.50am) playing ADFA on Sunday in the sudden death semi.
Coach Sean Debenham has managed his players exceptionally well this season and despite plenty of changes through promotion, relegation and injuries the core has been essentially the same. Seconds only dropped one game all season.
Five eighth Josh White will be critical to the team’s performance. He has played excellent football since returning from rhumba dancing in South America. The forward pack is back to full strength with Tim Woods returning to lock.
Consistency has been the key to the team and a never say die attitude.
Colts have the luxury of prop Ben Gordon and Wallaby Under 20 player Isaiah Latu available. They face a tough test but have a team of talent with a dominant forward pack.
Thirds have a good mix of elders and colts to match up with military. No 8 Tim MacNamara, Luke Cochrane and five eighth Daniel Hawke provide the experience. The likes of colts Zac Ward, James Waters and Kyle Hanns will go a long way to taking the game straight after church.