I98FM Premier League Round 7 Wrap

Thirroul Butchers and Gerringong Lions have survived defeat after 7 rounds to lock up the I98FM Wollongong Touch Premier League Minor Premiership. The two teams will be hoping that continues through 2 more games on Monday night, where both the semi-final and Grand Final games will be played at Thomas Dalton Park.

The Butchers will meet defending champions Albion Park in the semis, with the Eagles scrapping in with a last round win to knock Jamberoo out of the top 4. Wests Illawarra and Shoalhaven Rugby will feature in the second semi, the two teams only meeting in round 5 where the Red Devils hung on in an 8-7 thriller.

Gerringong also stamped its dominance in the Women’s competition, finishing off an undefeated season with a 6-4 win over Jamberoo, to end the Superoos finals chances. The Lions will meet last year’s premiers Stingrays of Shellharbour who sewed up fourth spot with a win in the final round. Corrimal Cougars and Dapto Canaries will meet in the other semi-final.

All semi-finals will be played at 6:15pm, before the winning teams back up for the Grand Final at 7:15pm on Monday.

Meanwhile the Wollongong Devils Men’s and Women’s Vawdon Cup division 1 teams face a do or die Preliminary Final on Friday night. The Men take on Ryde Eastwood, who took them down in last year’s decider, while the Women’s team meet 2022 champions Manly Sea Eagles. Both games will be played at Waterworth Park, Tempe.