Div 3 very interesting set of finals with most of the matches able to go both ways.
1st grade Robs v Blacktown. Real tough one to predict and think it's nearly a perfect 50-50 with the teams swapping wins in the last 2 games. Will side with Blacktown but with no real confidence. This is mainly based on the flawed logic of seeing the ROBS 2s get beaten up by bigger teams in the finals and think maybe Blacktowns size will be too much of a threat for the smaller but skilled ROBS, but am were how poor logic this is, just genuinely not confident in tipping either team.
2nd grade Beecroft v Hac. Think this will be a close game as well, but going to side with beecroft in this one. Think they have enough size to counter the weight but enough mobility to move the ball. That being said think HAC have been playing smart sticking to their strengths. The other thing with this match will be discpline. Both teams had red cards in the semis, which if occurs in final could flip the script and go to the better disciplined team.
Colts. Newport v Iggies. Going to side with Newport. Looked well coached and just a team of players who all do their job running hard and tackling hard with a good set piece. Just don't think Iggies have the necessary flair or skill to break that Newport defence and will side with Newport whose attack looks solid as well.
3rd grade. Tipping Newport big forwards to get the better of beecroft and score enough early to get a a big enough lead to win. Don't think beecroft have the speed to go around Newport who seem to have a solid centre pairing defence.
I think on a whole any wet weather will probably be cancelled out by the full size field which has decent drainage. But if it rains during the game that could change things and would favour Newport, HAC and Blacktown.