Murgon's Buddy Stanley is palmed away by Malachi Wallace of Cherbourg earlier this year.
Murgon's Buddy Stanley is palmed away by Malachi Wallace of Cherbourg earlier this year. Callum Dick

Hornets and Mustangs to clash in league final

FIERCE rivals Cherbourg Hornets and Murgon Mustangs will fight it out for the South Burnett Rugby League premiership at Wondai on Saturday.

The teams have been competing for the top of the ladder all season and were equal minor premiers, with Cherbourg winning on countback.

Last month the Hornets convincingly defeated the Mustangs 50-28.

The Hornets got the better of the Mustangs by six points in the semi-final two weeks ago, allowing them extra time to prepare for the grand final.

Meanwhile, the Mustangs defeated the Nanango Stags to secure their spot.

It's possible this could give the Hornets a psychological advantage going into the game.

Despite this, Mustangs president Jamie Currin said the team was quietly confident.

All the same, he still did not know what to expect.

"It's what happens on the day and previous form goes out the window,” Currin said.

Excitement is building among the Mustangs who last played a grand final in 2014 and have not lifted the shield since 2003.

Hornets president Warren Collins said the players were first and foremost mates.

"It's a grand final so both teams are going to be on their game and if one team is not they will get beaten quite easily,” he said.

"They are all mates before the game and after and that's what's important for all involved.”

The grand final kicks off at 2pm on Saturday.

South Burnett

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