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2011 Bundaberg Red Cup
Summary: Well it has taken 21 rounds of regular season matches plus a handful of finals games, but we have finally made it. This Sunday at St Marys Leagues Stadium we will crown a new Bundaberg Red Cup Champion as the Cabramatta Two Blues take on Mounties in what looks to be the most anticipated Grand Final clash in recent memory. Most pundits will tell you that this was always going to be the case but Cabramatta certainly had to earn it as they came from behind at the main break last weekend to eventually overpower a stubborn Tigers outfit. Both sides must be congratulated on making it to this point as they have both had to endure the added pressure of being heavy favourites all season long. There is little doubt that Mounties will be brimming with confidence heading into Sunday. They haven't lost a match for the best part of three months, and that run of wins includes two against Cabramatta plus they have also had the benefit of sitting back and freshening up last weekend while their opponents this weekend were in a real arm wrestle just to get here. Conversely Cabramatta have only sung their team song once in the last month and that was obviously last week against the Tigers. So on form one could make an argument that Mounties will be the favourites come Sunday however a Cabramatta side that includes the competition's leading point scorer and try scorer in Andrew Dallalana and Don Thompson respectively can never be underestimated. Statistically speaking Cabramatta were slightly the better of the two sides both offensively and defensively during the 2011 season however when you purely isolate their four meetings for the year there is nothing in it and if anything Mounties know they have won the last couple including the Major Semi which has put them in this position.