THE BIG DANCE: Norths Chargers captain Dan Tanner and Rockhampton Brothers captain Jacob Langdon will face off today in the A-grade rugby league grand final.
THE BIG DANCE: Norths Chargers captain Dan Tanner and Rockhampton Brothers captain Jacob Langdon will face off today in the A-grade rugby league grand final. Chris Ison ROK250817cleague2

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RUGBY LEAGUE: Will Norths Chargers go back-to-back or will Rockhampton Brothers celebrate their 100th in the finest fashion?

Appropriately two of Rockhampton Rugby League's bitterest rivals meet in the A-grade grand final for the second year running.

Pick your grand final winner

This poll ended on 31 August 2017.

Current Results

Norths Chargers

76%

Rockhampton Brothers

23%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

Few could forget the blockbuster from 12 months ago - Norths were the shock of the season coming from behind to steal a thrilling win over the previously undefeated Brethren.

Re-live all the action from last year's epic grand final.

This time, Chargers go in having lost one game all year, while Brothers have fought tooth and nail to get here, taking up the underdog status.

The roles have been reversed - not that it changes anything - these two will go to war.

 

Norths Chargers GF Team

  • Elijah Anderson
  • Dale Stevens
  • Brenton Pinkerton
  • Lloyd Steigler
  • Bryan Spence
  • Caleb Tull
  • Dean Allen
  • Matthew Jarvis
  • Darcy Davey
  • Daniel Tanner (c)
  • Moli Filipo
  • Nickolas Sweetman
  • Shaun Ezzy
  • Mitchell Forrest
  • Joshua Irwin
  • Joshua Johnston
  • Andrew Dale

How this deadly duo deliver title to Chargers

For skipper of Norths' last three grand finals, Dan Tanner, it is a case of turning up from the get-go.

"This year we have to start well, jump out of the box running hard, something we didn't do last year," the fearless leader said. "Obviously we came home strong but we don't want to rely on that again.

"Brothers have done what we did last year, fight to get here. They will have high emotions in it. We are in their position, lost one game all year and undefeated since round one.

"We know they will turn up and they are a team to be reckoned with. While we are confident we have to respect them.

"Not much will change for us, just grind away on the back of Dean Allen's kicking game."

Brothers go in underdogs but wouldn't have it any other way.

A-Grade Brothers

  • Ian Webster
  • Wes Sisifa
  • Sam Granville
  • Brent Kelly
  • Lindsay Jarrett
  • Ryan Burke
  • Jake Langdon (c)
  • Lachlan Hall
  • Grant Rogers
  • Jarrod Earle
  • Mitch Zornig (c)
  • Lachlan Norris
  • Cooper Nobbs
  • Jayden Vea Vea
  • Todd Russell
  • Chalice Atoi
  • Mick Boulter
  • 18 Tyler Szepanowski
  • 19 Rhys Chapman
  • 20 Zaine Hammond
  • 21 Tom Farr

The shining light of their monster injury toll - only six players bear the scars from last year's defeat. Their slate is clean.

Co-captains Jacob Langdon and Mitch Zornig have watched on as players fell around them but vitally both are there for the big dance.

"I would rather us be underdogs, pressure does funny things to teams and last year we didn't handle it. This time we weren't even supposed to make it," the halfback Langdon said.

"We have to compete for 80 minutes, that is a first. Norths are definitely favourites but beatable.

"I see Ian Webster having a massive game. He has had a great last month and takes so much pressure off us halves.

"But the whole team has to stand up to nullify their forwards and slow down the ruck to contain them."

If the scores are mirrored from 12 months back, strap yourselves in for an absolute bell-ringer. Kick off 5.30pm.



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