QLD Cup Grand Final Preview

NORTHERN PRIDE v SUNSHINE COAST

(Saturday, September 12 - Stockland Park, Kawana 2pm)

REFEREE: Clayton Sharpe (92nd Qld Cup game; 1st Grand Final)

HEAD TO HEAD QLD CUP: Sunshine Coast 2 Northern Pride 0

HEAD TO HEAD QLD CUP FINALS: First meeting

QLD CUP FINALS EXPERIENCE: Northern Pride: Played 5 Won 3 Lost 2; Sunshine Coast: Played 2 Won 1 Lost 1

QLD CUP GRAND FINALS EXPERIENCE: Both in first Grand Final

HEAD-TO-HEAD 2009: Rd 15, Jun 27, Sun.Cst 30 def Northern 18 (Stockland-TV)

Rd 4, Apr 4, Sun.Cst 16 def Northern 14 (Barlow Park)

LAST GAME: Northern Pride 22 def Central 10 (Kougari-TV)

Sunshine Coast 30 def Souths Logan 26 (Meakin)

FORM 2009:

Northern Pride: L W W L L W W W W L W W W L L L W W W L W W W W

Sunshine Coast: W L L W L L L W L L W W W W W L W D W W L W L W

PLAYERS USED 2009: (not including today): Pride 36, Sunshine Coast 35

PLAYED ALL GAMES: (not including today): Pride 0, Sunshine Coast 1

NRL EXPERIENCE (players in today's team): Pride 6, Sunshine Coast 6

NRL EXPERIENCE (total games played today's team): Pride 191, Sunshine Coast 94

QLD CUP EXPERIENCE (total games played today's team): Pride 867, Sunshine Coast 429

QLD CUP GF EXPERIENCE (total games played today's team): Pride 1, Sunshine Coast 0

COACH STATS (G/W/D/L)

Pride: Andrew Dunemann 47/30/0/17 (63.8%)

Sunshine Coast: Brandon Costin: 24/13/1/10 (56.3%)

Head to Head: Costin 2 Dunemann 0

REGULAR SEASON RECORD

(For/Agst/F-A)

Pride 564/445/+119 (2nd)

Sunshine Coast 562/508/+54 (3rd)

PRIDE FACT BOX

Grand Finalists: 1 (2009)

Finalists: 2 (2008, 2009)

Worst Finish: 3rd of 11 (2008)

Biggest Win: 34 (46-12) v Nor 2008, R3

Biggest Loss: 30 (34-4) v TH 2008, R8

Most Points For: 54 (54-24) v Red 2009, R18

Most Points Against: 36 (36-16) v WM 2008, R21

Biggest Win v Today's Opp: n/a

Most For v Today's Opp:18 (18-30), 2009 Round 15

Most Wins in Succession: 7 (2008)

Most Losses in Succession: 4 (2008)

Current Run: Won 4

Most Points Single Game: 34 - T. Humble v Red 2009 R18

SEA EAGLES FACT BOX

Grand Finalists: 1 (2009)

Finalists: 1 (2009)

Worst Finish: n/a

Biggest Win: 46 (46-0) v Cen 2009, Rd 20

Biggest Loss: 24 (36-12) v SL & (46-22) v SL

Most Points For: 54 (54-10) v Eas 2009, Rd 19

Most Points Against: 46 (46-26) v Nor & (46-22) v SL

Biggest Win v Today's Opp: 12 (30-18), 2009 Round 15

Most For v Today's Opp: 30 (30-18), 2009 Round 15

Most Wins in Succession: 5 (2009)

Most Losses in Succession: 3 (2009)

Current Run: Won 1

Most Points Single Game: 18 - H. Matthews v Nor '09 R2

Most tries Single Game: 3 - H. Matthews v Nor '09 R2

POINTS OF INTEREST:

NORTHERN PRIDE:

* Northern Pride were third at the halfway point of the competition but eventually finished second, having won seven and lost four games in both halves of the competition

* Northern Pride was second in attack, second in defence and second for-and-against overall - Souths-Logan won all categories.

* Five of the Pride Like

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