Under-15 Wheatmen keen on grand final glory
DALBY could soon have one 2013 rugby union premiership under its belt if the under-15 Wheatmen have their way this Sunday.
The minor premiers brushed aside Souths last weekend to qualify for its fourth consecutive grand final, and coach Scott Gale said if they played at their best, his side was unstoppable.
But Gale isn't getting too far ahead of himself, and said the boys' frame of mind leading into a big game like a grand final, was his priority.
"It's our job as coaches and trainers to try and keep them cool headed," he said.
"But getting 21 fit young 15-year-olds to play at their best at the same time, that's more my job at this stage."
The boys take on the Bears in Toowoomba on Sunday, and Gale said it was the make-up of the squad that separated them from other teams.
"We have a good, well balanced squad … who complement each other well," Gale said.
"We have strong powerful forwards and fast backs, and it's pretty much the same fellas (from last year).
"We did pick up some new players who have filled some key positions."
The team's focus this season has been on quick recycled ball, with the intention of keeping the opposition on the back foot.
The side has been able to do this with the help of its scrum half, Rohan Gale.
Gale's direction at the breakdown, helped by the go forward attack of his forwards, has matured well, and he will be a key in the grand final.
Last weekend, the Hoopert twins were at their best, with Harry making his trademark line breaking runs and then offloading well to the quick outside players to finish with points.
"When these twins fire, the team fires," Gale said.
"Jarrod's captaincy role is maturing, making the correct decisions at vital stages, and always lifting his team with his own inspiring play."