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  • Writer's pictureKent Brockman - Investigative Sports Journalist

MacKillop Saints Take on Arch-Rivals, Taminmin, in Much-Anticipated Final at TIO in Darwin

With the stakes higher than ever, the atmosphere is sure to be electric when the MacKillop Saints face off against Taminmin College in a 2022 Grand Final replay of the Eels Cup.


At the heart of the MacKillop Saints' game plan is their dynamic halfback, Harry Heath, who has been a standout player throughout the qualifying tournament. Known for his speed, agility, and strategic plays, Heath has been a driving force behind the Saints' success, and fans can expect him to bring his A-game to the Grand Final, leaving no stone unturned in pursuit of victory.


Backing up Heath is the talented five eight, Deacon Summerville, whose precise kicking and decision-making skills have been instrumental in setting up scoring opportunities for the team. Summerville's ability to read the game and create scoring chances makes him a key player to watch out for in the Grand Final.

Leading the charge from the front is hooker Ethan McKenzie, whose quick thinking and exceptional passing have been critical in creating momentum for the Saints. As a fearless competitor with a keen eye for gaps in the opposition's defense, McKenzie's contributions to the team cannot be overstated, and he is expected to play a pivotal role.


In the trenches, prop TJ Van Der Walt will be a force to be reckoned with. Renowned for his brute strength, powerful runs, and uncompromising defense, Van Der Walt is a formidable presence on the field and will be looking to make his mark in the Grand Final along with fellow bookends Trent Harvey and Michael Tilmouth.


Under the expert guidance of Coach Matthew Sharp, the MacKillop Saints again went undefeated throughout the qualifying tournament. Known for his tactical acumen and ability to motivate his players, Coach Sharp has instilled a winning culture within the team, and his strategic approach to the game has been a key factor in their success. With his invaluable experience and leadership, Coach Sharp will undoubtedly have the Saints firing on all cylinders in the Grand Final.


As the MacKillop Saints gear up for the 'Eels Cup' Rugby League Grand Final against Taminmin College, the excitement is palpable. Fans can expect a thrilling encounter as these two powerhouse teams battle it out for supremacy on the field. The MacKillop Saints are primed for an epic showdown.


Don't miss the action this Friday at TIO Stadium in Darwin as the MacKillop Saints leave it all on the field in their quest for glory!


Go Saints!




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