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Whilst the 2006 National Rugby League Grand Final will make history as being the first senior final to involve two inter-state teams, the VB Premier League Grand Final will see traditional rivals Newtown take on the Parramatta in a battle between what were two powerhouse Sydney teams in the early 1980?s.
The Parramatta Eels and Newtown Jets, who both last played each other in a senior Grand Final back in 1981, have been the form teams of the 2006 VB Premier League season.
Parramatta finished the regular season as minor premiers, with an impressive 19 wins from 24 games whilst Newtown finished a clear second with 16 wins and 2 draws from their 24 outings.
In the third week of the finals Parramatta just defeated the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles at Aussie Stadium, scoring an intercept try with just six minutes left on the clock to separate the two teams locked on 16-all.
Whilst at Telstra Stadium, the Jets fought back from being down 28 ? 22 with just eight minutes on the clock to score 16 unanswered points through Shaun Kenny-Dowell., Jamie Soward and then Josh Lewis to secure the win for the famous club.
The Jets will now take on Parramatta at Telstra Stadium at 4pm next Sunday. The game will be shown live on Channel 9 as well in NSW and Queensland.
Friday, September 22:
Parramatta Eels 20 defeated Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 16 at Aussie Stadium
Saturday, September 23:
Newtown Jets 38 defeated St George-Illawarra Dragons 28 at Telstra Stadium
Sunday, October 1:
4:00pm ? Parramatta Eels v Newtown Jets at Telstra Stadium
Jersey Flegg Cup
Two thrillers took place at Leichhardt Oval today when the Panthers took on the Bulldogs and Knights took on the Dragons in the preliminary finals round of the Jersey Flegg Cup.
The Penrith Panthers defeated the Bulldogs 29 ? 22 in the first game of the day, whilst only one point separated minor premiers, Newcastle when they took on the St George-Illawarra Dragons.
The Knights and Panthers will now play in the Jersey Flegg Cup Grand Final next week at Telstra Stadium.
Sunday, September 23:
Penrith Panthers 29 defeated the Bulldogs 22 at Leichhardt Oval
Newcastle Knights 23 defeated St George-Illawarra Dragons 22 at Leichhardt Oval
Sunday, October 1:
2:00pm ? Newcastle Knights v Penrith Panthers at Telstra Stadium
Jim Beam Cup / Metro Cup
The Sydney Bulls have won their third Jim Beam Cup / Metro Cup title in five years after defeating the Newtown Jets in the Jim Beam Cup Grand Final yesterday at Telstra Stadium.
The Bulls, who finished the season as minor premiers, where too strong for the Jets, running out 56 ? 22.
Saturday, September 22:
Sydney Bulls 56 defeated Newtown Jets 22 at Telstra Stadium