CSU out to take down Leeton for grand final spot

Biola Dawa, who scored seven tries in a game last month, will be one of the weapons out wide for CSU on Saturday.
Biola Dawa, who scored seven tries in a game last month, will be one of the weapons out wide for CSU on Saturday.

Coming off an impressive win in the qualifying final, CSU are looking to continue their aggressive approach against Leeton with a spot in the grand final on the line on Saturday.

The two teams have one win a piece from their two meetings so far this season.

Reddies scored a big 38-10 victory in Leeton in the first round, their first ever over the Dianas, before Leeton hit back to take a 27-24 win a month ago.

After a 25-5 win over Wagga City on Saturday, CSU coach Andy Bedford is confident they can lock in a grand final berth if they bring the same approach this week.

“They played out our their skins (on Saturday) and it was probably the most aggressive I’ve seen them,” Bedford said.

“They were fired up, come out guns blazing and I can’t see why we can’t do it again.

“There were a few times in the game were we went away from our structure a bit so I think we could have put in an even better performance.”

Bedford is looking for another strong defensive effort and for the team to have patience with the ball at Leeton No.1 Oval.

“We don’t have to score off every play but just build off the back of some good work we have been doing,” he said.

“We have the pace to go out wide but we have to set it up first.”

In the minor semi-final Wagga City are looking to bounce back against Waratahs.

Waratahs claimed a thrilling 25-22 come from behind win over Griffith on Saturday.

They scored right on the bell to knock the Blacks out of the competition.

The two team’s record is also locked at one a piece this season.

City scored a 35-5 victory in the first game of the season before Waratahs took a 22-12 win in the second meeting.