Rangers Adam Berthelsen tackles Bears Declan Wheeler.
Rangers Adam Berthelsen tackles Bears Declan Wheeler.

Rugby sides begin grand final quest

RUGBY : Rangers’ unbeaten run through the regular season may be fresh in the minds of fans and supporters.

It is however, a distant memory for the Toowoomba team.

At home against Condamine in today’s knockout Wagners Risdon Cup semi-final, Rangers are starting fresh.

“We’re very aware of what is ahead of us,” Rangers coach Cameron Donaldson said.

“Condamine play a very physical and uncompromising style of football.

“It’s going to be a challenge, a real challenge and we’re ready for that.

“We went through the season unbeaten but that’s behind us now.

“We’re focused on what’s ahead of us, it’s a whole different game now.”

Rangers head into the game fresh off a round 10, but Donaldson is adamant they are well prepared.

“We had a good training session Tuesday night,” he said.

“With the last week off we did our best to replicate match conditions and we have a few boys coming back which is good.

“The focus has been on ourselves, on what we can control., that’s the most important thing for us.

“This game will come down to who can hold their nerve.

“We have our systems in place and good leaders right across the paddock who will make the right decisions.

“It’s all or nothing now and we’re looking forward to the challenge.”

MATCH DAY 12:30pm: Women’s 7s 2 vs 3 USQ vs Bears. 1pm: Men’s B-grade 2 vs 3 St George vs Rangers. 1pm: Men’s B-grade 1 vs 4 Warwick vs Bears. 2.30pm: Men’s A-grade 2 vs 3 Bears vs USQ. 4.30pm: Women’s 7s 1 vs 4 St George vs Rangers Bullettes. 5pm: Men’s A Grade 1 vs 4 Rangers vs Cods. All matches will be played at Gold Park



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