After another weekend of stunning rugby league, the teams who will play in next Sunday’s deciders at Leigh Sports Village have been finalised.
Sure to be an extravaganza of top-level sport, one ticket gains entry to all three games – and with prices starting at just £15, it’s great value too.
There’ll even be a Kingstone Press Fan Zone up and running in front of Leigh Sports Village, where supporters of all ages can prove themselves with a series of Rugby League skills, and take part in face painting and balloon modelling, jump on bouncy castles and have a photograph taken with the Rugby League World Cup trophy.
Here are those crucial match-ups…
Kingstone Press Championships Grand Final
Batley Bulldogs are the surprise contenders in this year’s Grand Final – their first – after pulling off an incredible golden point upset against Featherstone on Sunday. Their 21-20 win over the team who finished top of the Championship was a shock, but richly deserved after a dominant second half performance.
They will take on fellow Yorkshiremen Sheffield Eagles, who had no such drama in reaching their third successive Grand Final. The 29-10 victory over Halifax on Thursday was never in doubt, and they will go into Sunday’s clash firm favourites to make it back to back Grand Final winners.
Kingstone Press Championship One Play-Off Final
The Championship One Play-Off Final has more than just a prize of a trophy for the victors. They also gain automatic promotion to the Kingstone Press Championship. Oldham set up this local derby final with Rochdale Hornets after thrashing London Skolars 64-8 on Sunday, and it’s a mouthwatering clash after the two sides played out a dramatic semi-final game just a week ago. That ended in a last-minute, 23-22 defeat for Oldham, who will naturally be looking for revenge.
Rugby League Conference Challenge Trophy Final (kick off 11.30pm)
Talking of local derbies, it doesn’t get much more local than this! Being dubbed as the Battle Of The Borough, Leigh Miners will be looking to retain the Conference Challenge Trophy, but Wigan St Patricks are currently just above them in the Conference League so these two evenly matched sides should serve up quite the curtain-raiser.
Tickets are available at £15, £20 and £30 (£10 concs). You can sit where you wish, but if you’d like to sit with fellow supporters of your team, Sheffield Eagles have been designated the South Stand, Batley Bulldogs the North Stand, Rochdale Hornets East Stand Blocks I, J and K, and Oldham RLFC West Stand Blocks H, I and J.
Buy your tickets from http://www.rugbyleaguetickets.co.uk