GAME ON: The Under-14 Central Highlands rugby side is in the CQ Series grand final tomorrow.
GAME ON: The Under-14 Central Highlands rugby side is in the CQ Series grand final tomorrow. Rebekah Yelland

Central Highlanders chasing premiership glory

THE under-14 Central Highlands side is hungry.

Hungry for a grand final win in the Central Queensland Series tomorrow.

The side has played in the competition for six years and never tasted a grand final victory.

Coach Ben Marshall said the final would be an uphill battle for CH as Frenchville have six Queensland Country players in its team.

"They have a distinct size advantage against the CH boys, but CH will win the game however as we have a fitness advantage as we know we are fitter than the Frenchville team," Marshall said.

"We have really moulded as a team and, in rugby, a team will always beat a group of individuals.

"More importantly, we believe we can win."

The side's journey to the grand final has been ideal with a 32-0 defeat over the Brothers in last weekend's semi-final clash.

From kick-off, the CH side fell straight into routine.

Assistant coach Jim Fabish said the boys looked in good form from the first whistle, which marked a great first half.

"Second half and the boys continued with the same attitude and commitment," Fabish said. "The backs were doing a great job coming off the line in defence and shutting down the options of the Brothers backline, and the forwards stopped their bigger opponents from gaining any momentum.

"On attack we continued with solid sets allowing the backs plenty of room to unleash their awesome power and the points kept coming."

With 10 minutes left on the clock, the Brothers were desperate to score, but unfortunately for them Fabish said they weren't as desperate as CH to stop them from scoring.

"CH was able to finish the game off with a try to the player of the match Willie Venter," he said.

Game kick off is 5pm tomorrow at Rugby Park and any supporters are welcome.


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