ORANGE City and Wellington have played out plenty of fantastic battles in the Central West Junior Rugby Union competition for a few years now.
Today will add another chapter to their rivalry when they line up in the under 15s grand final at Endeavour Oval.
City claimed the minor premiership after a strong season.
Co-coach Peter Stewart said his team’s success has come down to their consistency across the paddock.
“We haven’t got a lot of stars in the side. They’re a champion team, not a team of champions,” Stewart explained.
“They’re a good lot of mates. They stood up to the plate when they needed to.
“Matt (Winslade, co-coach) and I are certainly very proud of what they’ve achieved.”
Stewart said the players weren’t getting cocky after winning the minor premiership and earning a place in today’s decider.
Instead they were looking forward to another game of footy.
“They’re fairly unassuming boys. They do what has to be done,” he said.
“Wellington have been our main competitors over the last three years. They’re a good side.”
This Lions side won the under 13s title in 2011 and then lined up as an underage side in the under 15s competition last year.
Stewart said 2012 prepared his team for the great season they’ve had this year.
The Orange City boys boast a solid forward pack that puts in the work to give the speedy and skilful backs good ball.
“They have all improved so much,” Winslade said.
Today’s under 15s grand final at Endeavour Oval kicks off at 10.50am.