KEY PLAYER: The Wheatmen will be hoping Brock Carmichael is at his best in this Saturday's Risdon Cup grand final.
KEY PLAYER: The Wheatmen will be hoping Brock Carmichael is at his best in this Saturday's Risdon Cup grand final. Sam Flanagan

The grand final 12 months in the making

Rugby union: Last year the Dalby Wheatmen held on for a historic second Risdon Cup title on the trot.

This year they have the chance to make it three in a row and standing opposite them is their arch nemesis and the team they beat in 2017, the Goondiwindi Emus.

Coach Nathan Bradley said the task doesn't get any harder, with his team losing to the Emus three times already in 2018.

"If you can tell me what we can work on to beat Goondiwindi I'll shout you a beer,” Bradley said after last weekend's win over Rangers.

"They're a bloody good football side and it's been proven all year. They've gone through undefeated and they well and truly deserve the right to be outright favourites for this game.”

Bradley said his side took a lot of confidence from losing to the Emus by only a point two weeks ago, but knows they still need to go up a gear.

"If we come out and play half a game of football against Goondiwindi they'll run away with it.”

Kick off is at 3.30pm Saturday at Clive Berghofer Stadium.



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