Time to look ahead to Sunday's decider! Rob Crosby has a full look at both teams and what to expect ...
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After a successful season 2005, the Dragons premiership campaign came to an abrupt end at the hands of the West Tigers last Saturday night. In a match which was expected to go our way and see the Dragons advance to the Grand Final for a shot at achieving what many of us have expected for a while now, the pressure applied by the Tigers combined with a huge error count from Saints saw that chance slip away for another year. Dragons fans had some hope when Trent Barrett crossed early in the second half but more unforced errors broke the momentum and the Tigers crossed again to open an 8 point lead which was never headed. As disappointing as the loss was, the team gave us some great performances in 2005 and they all gave 100% on Saturday night for the mighty Red V. We should all be proud of their efforts this year and look forward to bigger and better things in 2006!
So on to the Grand Final. 2 of the NRL's more attacking teams come together in this clash which could end up as the highest scoring Grand Final in history! Both underdogs in their respective Finals last weekend, the Wests Tigers and the North Queensland Cowboys will battle it out this Sunday for Leagues ultimate prize. Once again Crown will be providing coverage of the game, but as well as that will be showing the WHOLE DAY'S PROGRAMME - including the mighty Dragons in the Jersey Flegg Grand Final at 2pm! This game isn't being shown in Melbourne so the only place you can catch the Dragons shot at a Premiership is at SteakOut in Crown Casino. As this is the last weekend of Rugby League for 2005, why not make an afternoon of it - come along to watch the Dragons play the Eels at 2pm, followed by the Premier League Grand Final between the Eels and the Roosters at 4pm, and then stick around for the big game at 7:00pm!
WHAT: GRAND FINAL DAY Dragons v Eels (Jersey Flegg) 2pm Roosters v Eels (Premier League) 3:50pm Tigers v Cowboys (NRL) 7:05pm WHERE: SteakOut Sports Bar and Restaurant, Level 1 Crown Casino WHEN: Sunday 2nd October COST: $25 entry, which includes a drink card that entitles you to 3-4 free drinks (Crown hasn't decided yet) RSVP: Please email [email protected] if you plan on attending so I can give SteakOut approximate numbers!!
Look forward to seeing you there!!