Defending second grade premiers Wagga City might have scrapped their way into this year’s Southern Inland grand final but coach Danny Edwards is under no illusions about the challenge that lies ahead.
The Boiled Lollies – led by skipper Wade Palframann – will face traditional rivals Wagga Waratahs in a rematch of last year’s second grade grand final.
Despite winning that encounter in a 22-17 classic, Edwards knows the odds are stacked against his side this time around.
“We haven’t beaten Tahs this year and they’ve gone all the way through undefeated so far,” Edwards said.
“They’re a good side; they’re fit and physical and they’ve had it easy all year.”
Now, Edwards is hoping his rival’s garden stroll to the paddock party will prove their downfall.
“I think their unbeaten run could actually be to our advantage,” he said.
“We’ve had some really tough games over the past seven weeks and I think that puts us in good stead for a final.”
Edwards admitted Wagga City had endured a rocky start to the season but is confident his charges can put their best foot forwards in Saturday’s decider.
“We’ve had a lot of changes to the side that won last year and we’ve had three different coaches come through, but the boys hit their straps in the middle of the year and we’ve come good now,” he said.
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