The Charleville Comets flash to finals

RIVALS CLASH: The Augathella Meatants are set to go head-to-head on their home soil with the Charleville Comets for the grand final on Saturday.
RIVALS CLASH: The Augathella Meatants are set to go head-to-head on their home soil with the Charleville Comets for the grand final on Saturday. Contributed

THE Charleville Comets stormed to another win at the weekend, taking on the Cunnamulla Rams on their home turf.

After a string of wins, the Comets are sitting pretty, having advanced to the upcoming grand final against their Augathella rivals, the Meatants.

The Comets showed great strength and determination in their face-off against the Rams, bringing home a convincing 62-12 win.

The first half saw the Comets come out firing, with a number of strategic plays leading the Charleville boys to a 20-0 lead at half time.

The Rams fought back in the beginning of the second half, running through deep defence to place the ball over the line twice.

However the Comets continued with their streak, overpowering the Rams with another series of tries to take home the win at full time.

The team showed foresight and cohesion, with special mentions going to Comets players Jake Wade, who scored three tries and fellow team mate Shayne Peacock for great game play.

The Comets are now looking forward to their face-off with the Augathella side for the cup.

The Charleville team recently played against the Meatants during a home game at the end of July, which saw the Comets come out victorious with a close final score of 42-34.

However, the final is to be played in Meatant territory, with the event expecting to draw a large home crowd.

Comets team president, Sam Barrow, said the team was feeling prepared for the showdown.

"Augathella has a very strong side this season, probably being the side to beat,” said Barrow.

"I would say at present we are the underdogs, however we did beat Augathella a few weeks back.”

"And now after a couple of convincing wins in our last games we are definitely going into this final feeling confident.”

Western Rugby League's president Brian 'Robbo' Robinson said it had been a great season of league in the west.

"Score-wise, it's been a really close season,” he said.

"We've started drug testing, which has been good, and all of our clubs have done a great job of abiding by that,” Robbo said.

"This season we've noticed players' language and attitude on the field has really picked up as well, which is great to see.

"I have to commend Cunnamulla for their return to the competition, the community should be really proud because they've done a great job,” Robbo said.

At the conclusion of the A Grade game, player of the year, which is sponsored by Augathella Freight Service, and player of the grand final will be announced, and trophies will be presented to the winning team.

"WRL wishes all the best to both sides, and we can't wait to see the game on Saturday, it's going to be a great grand final.”

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