Group 11 2018: All you need to know about grand final day at Apex Oval

It’s here again.

It only seems like a moment ago we were gearing up for the first round of the 2018 Group 11 season but on Sunday another year comes to an end.

Dubbo’s Apex Oval is the place to be, with four hotly-anticipated deciders to be played out in front of what is sure to be a massive crowd.

Five of the competition’s eight clubs will be in action on the grand stage with each of Dubbo’s three clubs to vie for glory while Parkes and Forbes will also be in action.

We’ve got all you need to know about the day right here in a goldmine of Group 11 rugby league content.

And if you can’t get to the games on Sunday, you can follow along online. Reporters Nick Guthrie and Nick McGrath will be on deck and you can follow them on Twitter at @nj_guthrie and @nickmcgrath4 or by following the #Group11 hashtag.

The games start at 10am, with prices being $15 for adults and $5 for kids.

There will be two canteens runs by the Nyngan Tigers in the main grandstand and there will be a bar as well while the Narromine Jets will be running a bar and BBQ on the hill.

Doubles will also be available, with proceeds going to local teenager Molly Croft and her battle with cancer.

FIRST GRADE

DUBBO CYMS v FORBES MAGPIES

Kick-off: 3pm

Referee: Simon Hartas

Team Lists

  • DUBBO CYMS: 1 Brad Pickering, 2 Matt Burton, 3 Jyie Chapman, 4 Jesse Wighton, 5 John Grey, 6 Alex Bonham, 7 Bayden Searle, 8 Jarryn Powyer, 9 Wade Kavanagh, 10 Nick Harvey, 11 Alex Ronayne, 12 Corey Cox, 13 Lincoln Kavanagh; Bench: 14 Billy Sing, 15 Hamish Astill, 16 Shaquille Gordon, 17 Jordan Reynolds, 18 Ben Marlin. Coach: Tim Ryan
  • FORBES MAGPIES: 1 Charlie Staines, 2 Ponipate Musunrmasi, 3 Richard Fiu, 4 Ethan Gaffney, 5 Jarred Tyack, 6 Mitchell Burke, 7 Farren Lamb, 8 Benjamin Robinson, 9 Hayden Bolam, 10 Ben Maguire, 11 Traie Merritt, 12 Bradley McMillan, 13 Jake Grace; Bench: 14 Jaiden Burke, 15 Mosese Qionimacawa, 16 Jake Haddrill, 17 Dennis Spathis. Coach: Cameron Greenhalgh

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UNDER 18s

FORBES MAGPIES v DUBBO CYMS

Kick-off: 1.15pm

Referee: Mick Medlin

BROTHERS IN ARMS: Dubbo CYMS pair Paddy Haycock (left) and Sullivan Haycock. Photo: BELINDA SOOLE

BROTHERS IN ARMS: Dubbo CYMS pair Paddy Haycock (left) and Sullivan Haycock. Photo: BELINDA SOOLE

Team Lists

  • FORBES MAGPIES: 1 Charlie Staines, 2 Bradley Clifton, 3 Kristian Markwort, 4 Dennis Spathis, 5 Tom Maguire, 6 Toby Hurford, 7 Tom Toohey, 8 Luke Evans, 9 Campbell Woolnough, 10 Tom Hopkins, 11 Iszac Bell, 12 Kyle McClenahan, 13 Aaron Mawhinney; Bench: 14 Jack Hartwig, 15 Mitchell Rubie, 16 Tom Phillips, 17 Ray Towney, 18 Jake Shaw, 19 Sean Towney, 20 John Azzi. Coach: Jason Kennedy
  • DUBBO CYMS: 1 Harry Blake, 2 Sam Thompson, 3 Kenny Johnson, 4 Aiden Lake, 5 Tobias Dries, 6 Matt Burton, 7 Jordi Madden, 8 Joe Clarke, 9 Paddy Haycock, 10 Todd Deveigne, 11 Tom Stimpson, 12 Kobi Wilson (c), 13 James Carter; Bench: 14 Sullivan Haycock, 15 Jarrod Peachey, 16 Colby Peckham, 17 Jed McIntosh, 18 Zarrin Galea, 19 Jack Allen. Coach: Bernard Wilson

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RESERVE GRADE

DUBBO CYMS v MACQUARIE RAIDERS

Kick-off: 11.30am

Referee: Daniel Thornton

KEY FIGURES: Luke Taylor and Craig McLean (back) will be vital to Macquarie's chances on Sunday. Photo: NICK GUTHRIE

KEY FIGURES: Luke Taylor and Craig McLean (back) will be vital to Macquarie's chances on Sunday. Photo: NICK GUTHRIE

Team Lists

  • DUBBO CYMS: 1 Kaide Rapley, 2 Trent Spears, 3 Nick Karydis, 4 Williame Turuva, 5 Corey Drew, 6 Mark Kilby, 7 Matt Toole, 8 Lee Price, 9 Jackson Bonham-Phair, 10 Nick Wilson, 11 Peter Karydis, 12 Jack Kempston, 13 Hewett Haycock; Bench: Tyrone Hall, 15 Luke Taylor, 16 Luke Wrigley, 19 Thomas Clow, 21 Harry Kempston, 22 Ben Thornton. Coach: Joel Rapley and Nick Wilson
  • MACQUARIE RAIDERS: 1 James Pomfret, 2 Ted Ebsworth, 3 Caden Gordon, 4 Luke Taylor, 5 Jake Grady, 6 Chris Daley, 7 Craig McLean, 8 Tim Allan, 9 Sam McDermott, 10 Peter Miller, 11 Layne Searle, 12 Hayden Chapman, 13 Jacob Phillips; Bench: 14 Tom Brisbane, 15 Angus McGinnis, 16 Madison Reynolds, 17 Blake Frost, 18 Apisai Lomani, 19 Caleb Duncan, 20 Robert Freeman, 21 Ash Conn, 22 Anthony Egan. Coach: Tim Allan and Anthony Egan

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LEAGUE TAG

PARKES SPACECATS v DUBBO WESTSIDE

UP FOR THE CHALLENGE: Westside halves Tarlee Roberts (left) and Alicia Frail with coach Col Fuller. Photo: NICK GUTHRIE

UP FOR THE CHALLENGE: Westside halves Tarlee Roberts (left) and Alicia Frail with coach Col Fuller. Photo: NICK GUTHRIE

Kick-off: 10am

Referee: Justin Walker

Team Lists

  • PARKES SPACECATS: 1 Sally Dwyer, 2 Peta Fagan, 3 India Draper, 4 Ash Ward, 5 Jacqui Simpson, 6 Cass Ward, 7 Tyannua Goolagong, 8 Erin Dwyer, 9 Daisy Burns, 10 Lauren Chester, 11 Paige Hay, 12 Chloe White, 13 Hannah Noakes, 14 Emeline Lavaka, 15 Hannah Kelly, 16 Haylee Wakefield, 17 Beth MaGill, 18 Ebony Hunter, 19 Alice Maier. Coach: Joe Spicer
  • DUBBO WESTSIDE: 1 Daniella Frail, 3 Natasha Fuller, 4 Sabrina Fernando, 5 Jayden Hunt, 6 Alicia Frail, 7 Tarlee Roberts, 8 Lucille McGuinness, 9 Madison McGuinness, 10 Brigette Fernando, 11 Charmain Cook, 15 Hailey Andrews, 16 Mia Anderson, 17 Tessa Fahey, 20 Madelyn Towney, 29 Litisha Boney, 30 Nicole White-Barber. Coach: Col Fuller

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