Group 11 2017: All the team lists for the first weekend of finals series

Here we go.

Group 11 finals time is here and there is some mouth-watering match-ups in week one of the post-season.

It’s been an enthralling season in all grades but the play is set to go to another level for the next month as sides fight to keep their season alive and chase that elusive premiership.

The action begins at Parkes’ Pioneer Oval on Saturday with the elimination finals. A sudden death clash between the Parkes Spacemen and Macquarie Raiders, two teams who aren’t afraid to throw the ball around, is certain to entertain.

Nyngan’s Larkin Oval takes centre stage and the main game there between the Tigers and Forbes Magpies shapes as an absolute belter.

The Tigers faithful is sure to be in full voice while the Magpies come in bristling with confidence and determined to match the hosts up front.

The lower grade games are also guaranteed to be played at the highest level so there’s no excuse not to get out and watch some rugby league for the next month.

Saturday, August 19

ELIMINATION FINALS

Pioneer Oval, Parkes. 2pm league tag start.

FIRST GRADE: PARKES SPACEMEN (4) v MACQUARIE RAIDERS (5)

PARKES: 1 Sam Dwyer, 2 Brendon Paige, 3 Cameron Standen, 4 Jake Porter, 5 Joey Dwyer, 6 Dennis Moran (c), 7 Chad Porter, 8 Peter Newell, 9 Joss Cleal, 10 Jordan Pope, 11 Jack Medlyn, 12 Brandon Tago, 13 Epi Sadrodo, 14 Alex Prout, 15 Jay Slavin, 16 Darby Medlyn, 17 James Wood. Coach: Dennis Moran

MACQUARIE: 1 Brad Spencer, 2 Laberato Tauoqooqo, 3 Ash Widders, 4 Wade Peachey, 5 Blaize Fuller, 6 Kurt Fuller, 7 Josh Merritt, 8 Kepu Nathan, 9 Matt Lane, 10 Eroni Turaga, 11 Luke Gale, 12 John Ciappara, 23 Zac Rennick (c), 14 Jayden Merritt, 15 Jade Hooper, 16 Phil Combridge, 17 Tom Magann. Coach: Steve McLellan and Zac Rennick.

Referee: Simon Hartas

PREVIEWS: Pain of last year’s finals driving Spacemen on in sudden death match, McLellan’s Raiders starting to realise their full potential

UNDER 18s: NYNGAN TIGERS (4) v PARKES SPACEMEN (5)

NYNGAN: 1 Mark Kilpatrick, 2 Matty McDougall, 3 Danel Stanley, 4 Owen Kennedy, 5 Terry Ryan, 6 Cooper Barrow, 7 Harry Blake, 8 Tom Waterhouse, 9 Jak Jeffrey, 10 Ned Dawson, 11 Cooper Ryan, 12 Jacob Shone, 13 Clayton Couley ©, 14 Isaiah Darcy, 15 Bryce Hannaford, 16 Liam Durrington, 17 Bailey Simmons. Coach: Trevor Waterhouse

PARKES: 1 Benji Glasheen, 2 Sam Davis, 3 Ben Davis, 4 Jacob Smede, 5 Riley Thomson, 6 Bailey Jones, 7 Cooper Neilsen, 8 Will Moore, 9 Bill Payne, 10 Rhys Ward, 11 Riley Scott, 12 Stuart Kennedy, 13 Darby Medlyn, 14 Michael Murphy, 15 Jackson Goonrey, 16 Wilbur Smith, 17 Jackson Glasheen, 18 Jack O’Neill, 19 Stephen Purcell. Coach: Luke Clarke.

Referee: Daniel Thornton

RESERVE GRADE: PARKES SPACEMEN (4) v WELLINGTON COWBOYS (5)

PARKES: 1 Jack Elliott, 2 Dean Meers, 3 Luke Clarke, 4 James Goonrey, 5 Darcy James, 6 George Wright, 7 James Harris, 8 Dale Rodgers, 9 Jake O’Brien, 10 Jarryd Foley, 11 Brandon Plunkett, 12 James Wood, 13 Ricky Newham, 14 Joe Spicer, 15 Craig Cole, 16 Jason Bowd, 17 Jamie Ingram, 18 Myles Smith, 19 Morgan Powter, 20 Ben Nash. Coach: George Wright Jnr

TALENT: Brogan Black has settled into senior footy this season and will be key for the Wellington Cowboys reserve grade outfit on Saturday. Photo: BELINDA SOOLE

TALENT: Brogan Black has settled into senior footy this season and will be key for the Wellington Cowboys reserve grade outfit on Saturday. Photo: BELINDA SOOLE

WELLINGTON: 1 Daniel Ahsee, 2 James Drew, 3 Hayden Sutherland, 4 Cody Bruce, 5 Lewis Stanley, 6 Kieran Brien, 7 Trent Forrest, 8 Ken Everson, 9 Brogan Black, 10 Paul Black, 11 J Newman, 12 Shannon Ireland, 13 Craig Roworth, 14 Daniel Stanley-Burrows, 15 David Ryan, 16 C. Peckham, 17 Matt Conn, 18 B Johnson, 19 Nic Forrest, 20 Will Towney. Coach: Trent Forrest

Referee: John Francis

LEAGUE TAG: PARKES SPACECATS (4) v MACQUARIE RAIDETTES (5)

PARKES: 1 Claire Barber ©, 2 Beth Magill, 3 India Draper, 4 Lauren Chester, 5 Emeline Lavaka, 6 Paige Hay, 7 Tyannua Goologong, 8 Erin Dwyer, 9 Sam Afele, 10 Demi-Joyce Winter, 11 Bel Crain, 12 Lexie Ward, 13 Hannah Noakes, 14 Alice Maier, 15 Kate Cutcliffe, 16 Daniela Korsos. Coach: Nat Gardiner

RAIDETTES: 1 Jasmine Daley, 2 Bianca Daley, 3 Logan McKenna, 4 Demphna Smith, 5 – , 6 Lekeyia Wood ©, 7 Erin Sutherland, 8 Jacinta Knight, 9 Zoe Warwick, 10 – , 11 Cailin O’Connor, 12 Kiara Singh, 13 Sarah Crain, 14 Juanita Keed, 15 Stephanie McAnally, 16 Lilli-Rai Campbell, 17 A. Taurau-Ngamotu, 18 Taneka Todhunter, 19 – , 20 Kelsea Phillips. Coach: Chris Cook.

Referee: Ray O’Brien

Sunday, August 20

QUALIFYING FINALS

Larkin Oval, Nyngan. 10.30am league tag start.

FIRST GRADE: NYNGAN TIGERS (2) v FORBES MAGPIES (3)

NYNGAN: 1 Brett Howard, 2 Sam Simmons, 3 Robert Gudgeon, 4 Jone Yacadrau, 5 Crete Waaka, 6 Stewart Mills ©, 7 Jacob Neill, 8 Todd Rope, 9 Reece Goldsmith, 10 Rodney Coates, 11 Norman Fuiava, 12 Loma Atuau, 13 Benny Cokanasiga, 14 James Fisk, 15 Clayton Couley, 16 Tunui Maurangi, 17 Troy Evans. Coach: Stewart Mills

Highlights of Forbes' final round win over Dubbo CYMS

FORBES: 1 Chris Kilby, 2 Jarrod Nicholson, 3 Jesse Wighton, 4 Jarrod Tyack, 5 Jason Hoswell, 6 Mitchell Burke, 7 Matt Roylance, 8 Ben Robinson, 9 Ethan Gaffney, 10 Zac Merritt, 11 Traie Merritt, 12 Martin Herbert, 13 Jake Grace ©, 14 Ben Gunn, 15 Todd Grace, 16 Izaac Scott, 17 Andrew Grogan. Coach: Jake Grace

Referee: Troy Warner

PREVIEWS: Mills ‘over the moon’ with his forward pack performance, Roylance is back and relishing finals footy

UNDER 18s: DUBBO CYMS (2) v MACQUARIE RAIDERS (3)

CYMS: 1 Matt Burton, 2 Xian Glossop, 3 Kenny Johnson, 4 Mitch Smith, 5 Zarrin Galea, 6 Bayden Seale, 7 Jack Jones, 8 Luke Wrigley, 9 Jackson Bonham-Phair, 10 Todd Deviegne, 11 Jack Davis, 12 Benny Thornton, 13 Kobi Wilson, 14 Paddy Haycock, 15 Jasper Schembri, 16 James Carter, 17 – , 18 Sullivan Haycock. Coach: Bernard Wilson

TALENT: NSW Country representative Matt Burton will be key to CYMS' hopes in Sunday's under 18s match. Photo: BELINDA SOOLE

TALENT: NSW Country representative Matt Burton will be key to CYMS' hopes in Sunday's under 18s match. Photo: BELINDA SOOLE

MACQUARIE: 1 Dalton Medcalf, 2 Keith Fernando, 3 Blaine Fernando, 4 Dylan Carr, 5 Myles Ryan, 6 Jai Merritt ©, 7 Randel Dowling, 8 Logan Merritt, 9 Kane McDermott, 10 Blaine Gordon, 11 Thomas Brisbane, 12 Robert Freeman, 13 Luke Gale, 14 Tristan Delaney, 15 Mitchell Averillo, 16 Greg Kennedy, 17 Nathan O’Malley, 18 Brock Whackett, 19 Caleb Kearney, 20 Colby Peckham. Coach: Hale Gordon

Referee: Mick Medlin

PREVIEW: Rivals just two wins away from a grand final appearance

RESERVE GRADE: NYNGAN TIGERS (2) v DUBBO CYMS (3)

NYNGAN: 1 Dane Casey, 2 Jarrod Shaw, 3 Mitchell Rixon, 4 Dallas Boyd, 5 Stanley Lord, 6 Jackson Hedges, 7 Matt Sheather, 8 Lee Wright, 9 Justin Cox, 10 Simon Bartley, 11 Adi Spicer, 12 Cameron Bourke, 13 Nick Andrews, 14 Zac Waterhouse, 15 Luke  Moody, 16 James Darcy, 17 Ben Franklin, 18 Semese Cadrakilagi, 19 Peter McKiernan, 20 Jeff Lennon, 21 James Fisk. Coach: Derek Knight

CYMS: 1 Kaide Rapley, 2 Braden Wynne, 3 Jovilse Tawake, 4 Zac London, 5 Trent Spears, 6 Nick Karydis, 7 Tyrone Hall, 8 Lee Price, 9 Hamish Astill, 10 Jake O’Hehir, 11 Shaq Gordon, 12 Hewett Haycock, 13 Jackson Fletcher, 14 Andrew Casey, 15 Brayden McGhee, 16 Illisoni Vonomateiratu, 17 Kelevi Ralulu, 18 Joe Walkom, 19 Laitia Matanisiga, 20 Zaiden Britt. Coach: Joel Rapley

Referee: C Simmons

LEAGUE TAG: DUBBO WESTSIDE (2) v FORBES MAGPIES (3)

WESTSIDE: 1 Daniella Frail, 2 Jinnara Tyson, 3 Natasha Fuller, 4 Sabina Fernando, 5 Jinnaya Tyson, 6 Tiffany Stanley, 7 Tarlee Roberts, 8 Lucille McGuinness, 9 Maddison McGuinness, 10 Brigette Fernando, 11 Charmain Cook, 12 Latisha Boney, 13 Hailey Ley Andrews, 14 Kyla Wilson, 15 Hollie Jones, 16 Tahlia Bamblett, 17 Mia Anderson, 18 Kyeka Hill, 19 Nicole White. Coach: Craig Hill

FORBES: 1 Larissa Kennedy, 2 Joelene Pawson, 3 Emma Reid, 4 Megan Morrison, 5 Natalie Robb, 6 April Townsend, 7 Sally Dwyer, 8 Amy Merritt ©, 9 Elysse Girot-Serplet, 10 Kaitlyn Andrews, 11 Tasha Shaw , 12 Montana Hey, 13 Amy Townsend, 14 Jessica Ruge. Coach: Andrew Burton

Referee: Rob McKechnie