Backline 60 Daniel Peruzzi, 4 James Toscan, 22 James Taylor
Half-back line 2 Jordani Iudica, 3 Guy Orton, 9 Will Griggs
Midfield 32 Kahlan Spencer, 1 Jack Rowston, 23 Isaac Campbell
Half-forward line 18 Blake Argus, 7 Jacob Colman, 19 Charlie Cunial
Forward line 10 Mick Duncan, 25 Nathan Richards, 16 Lucas Conlan
Followers 15 Mitch Irvin, 12 Heath Northey, 5 Alex Overs
Interchange 6 Sam Daniel, 8 Jono Gastin, 53 Os Hermann, 28 Isaiah Potts
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Backline 7 Xavier Lyons, 12 Louis Beard, 13 Jake Mascini
Half-back line 8 Dylan Morton, 15 Reid Gordon, 21 Sam Ryan
Half-forward line11 Bailey Wileman, 28 Jesse Manton, 3 Shaun Driscoll
Forward line 4 Nathan Cooke, 59 Josh Gaynor, 2 Nick Ryan
Followers 22 Tom Osmotherly, 10 Jacob Obeiston, 9 Brendan Myers
Interchange6 Will Keogh, 42 Scott Pearce, 35 Jimmy McCoullough, 18 Matt Noonan
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Grand final week tales
Change of mind pays off for Gaynor: When Josh Gaynor's phone rang back in October last year, he told Troy Maiden it was a 'no' about a potential return to Wagga Tigers. Gaynor had been one of Maiden's most loyal servants back when he last coached Tigers and he was one of the first on his list when he returned to the job.
"I always had an inkling that I would love to come back but I knew it was unrealistic with starting a family and being so heavily based in Albury," Gaynor said. One game with a few mates turned into two and before he knew it, the prospect of him playing seniors was being floated. Continue reading
Four cousins, three states, one goal: A plan hatched at their grandmother's 70th birthday party almost a decade ago is one win away from coming to fruition. Will Keogh, older brother Tom, Reid Gordon and Bailey Wileman made a pact to all play together one day and try to win a premiership together.
The first half of the plan came together at the start of the year when Gordon and Wileman moved interstate to Wagga from Noosa and Rochester respectively. The second part rests with Saturday's Riverina League grand final at Narrandera Sportsground, when Wagga Tigers take on Griffith. Continue reading
Coaches tip Griffith to break drought: Five of the seven non-competing coaches are tipping a Swans win ahead of Saturday's grand final against Wagga Tigers. Only Coolamon co-coach Jamie Maddox and Ganmain-Grong Grong-Matong coach Christin Macri tipped Wagga Tigers - here's why. Continue reading
Kelly gang excited for big day of grand finals: Paul Kelly's decision to get more involved at Wagga Tigers has been welcomed by both the club and his family ahead of a big grand final day on Saturday. The 1995 Brownlow Medallist and Sydney Swans legend started doing the running for Tigers midway through last season.
Now Saturday is about to be a huge day for the whole Kelly family - Eliza will play in the A reserve netball grand final, Harry is part of Tigers' under 17 team through to the decider, and Jackson and Paul will be involved in the first grade grand final, with only a hamstring injury robbing Ben from taking his place alongside them. Continue reading
Demons shooting for hat-trick: Collingullie-Glenfield Park will be gunning for three straight reserve grade premierships, and a fourth in five years, when they take on Griffith. Remarkably - or devastatingly if you're with Griffith - 'Gullie's last three grand final wins have all denied the Swans a reserve grade title.
The Swans went through the home-and-away season undefeated only for Dean's Demons to knock them over in the second semi-final and qualify for a fifth decider in seven years (they beat Mangoplah-CUE in 2013, before the wins against Griffith in 2015, 2017 and 2018). Continue reading
Griggs confident Swans better placed in 2019: Big game experience is what Griffith coach Will Griggs believes has the Swans better placed to go one better in Saturday's Riverina League grand final.
"It's not letting the moment overwhelm you. It's well and good to have nerves but once that first bounce goes, you've got to put them in your back pocket and focus on what you need to do."Continue reading
Tigers out to defy history and complete remarkable rise: When Tigers coach Troy Maiden was appointed 12 months ago, he had the task in front of him. Tigers had won just two games for the year and finished in eighth spot. On Saturday, Tigers will strive to return to the top of the Riverina League again and be the first club since Ganmain-Grong Grong-Matong in 1991 to win a premiership after not playing the finals the year prior.
It will be Maiden's first grand final as senior coach. "Did we think we'd be here, who knows, we obviously wanted to improve and we knew there was going to be a lot of hard work but credit to the playing group, they put that hard work in and I guess we're here now." Continue reading