ORANGE Emus are regulars in the Blowes Clothing Cup third grade semi-finals and this year is no different.
Emus claimed the minor premiership in 2013 after recording six wins, a draw and a loss from their eight games this season.
Tomorrow the side will be aiming to head straight into the grand final when they go up against Dubbo Kangaroos in the major semi-final.
As always, the Emus third grade side boasts plenty of former first grade players including captain-coach George Last, Geoff Potts, Stu Brisbane, Matt Kennedy, Mark Kingham and Nick Tarleton.
Emus were forced to forfeit their round six game to the Kangaroos due to insufficient numbers.
In round 13, the Orange side scored a 21-7 win at home.
Tomorrow’s game will be tough, with the Kangaroos thumping Bathurst Bulldogs 53-0 in last week’s qualifying semi-final.
The major semi-final at Pride Park on Saturday will kick-off at 12.10pm.
On Sunday, Orange City will go up against Bathurst Bulldogs in the minor semi-final.
The Lions have won both encounters this season but they’ve been tight.
In round four in Orange, the Lions won 19-10, and in round 15 at Bathurst, Orange City took a tight 29-26 victory.
Sunday’s game in Cowra kicks-off at 12.10pm.