RSL-Kelly Cup 2016/17: Rugby Red awaits the winner of all-CYMS semi-final

STEEPING UP: CYMS Green is under strength for Saturday's semi-final, with the likes of Cal Giffin set to take on more responsibility. Photo: BELINDA SOOLE
STEEPING UP: CYMS Green is under strength for Saturday's semi-final, with the likes of Cal Giffin set to take on more responsibility. Photo: BELINDA SOOLE

Barbs have been traded all week, the mind games have been in full swing and now bragging rights are on the line.

CYMS White and CYMS Green meet in an all-Cougars clash in the RSL-Kelly Cup, with the winner of the weekend’s clash to meet Rugby Red in the decider.

The two CYMS side have been among the competition standouts all season, with CYMS White finishing as convincing minor premiers while the Green team finished in third.

While the club had dreams of having two sides in the grand final that won’t be the case, with everything going on the line at No. 3 Oval.

CYMS Green has had a less than ideal week in the build-up to the semi-final with captain Paul Suckling in doutb due to a hamstring injury suffered last week while top order batsman Jake Settree and opening bowler Jackson Peacock both unavailable for the clash.

Veteran quick Brian Carroll will be key, fresh from being the joint-winner of the most wickets in the competition, while Mat Sharp and Braydon McGhee are also vital.

CYMS White's build-up has been relatively smooth, despite the shock loss to an in-form Rugby Red last weekend.

Older heads Marty Nelson, Shawn Townsend and Jerose Joseph will again be key while the side also features plenty of youth, with Connor Watts and Gilbert Chaseling impressing this summer.

Semi-final play at No. 3 Oval begins at 1pm.