THE Emus Chicks will be relying on their experience in tomorrow’s Central West Rugby Union women’s grand final.
The Orange side will go up against Cowra in what is almost a rematch of last year’s grand final.
Emus took out the women’s crown in 2012 after beating Grenfell, and since then most of the Grenfell girls have played for Cowra this season.
Emus player-coach Amanda Ferguson said it has been difficult to get any momentum this year.
“We’ve had an up-and-down season,” Ferguson, who will sit out the grand final due to injury, said.
“When we have our full team we perform quite well. It’s been hard to get everyone there each week.”
The Emus Chicks were the first team into tomorrow’s decider after they downed Cowra in the major semi-final two weeks ago.
Since then Cowra have toppled CSU Bathurst to earn another shot at Emus.
“It’s gonna be a really tough game,” Ferguson said.
“It will come down to the last bounce of the ball. It will be a very physical game.
“Experience and patience will be key.”
Ferguson said experience is something Emus have with representative players like Aleasha Clinghan, Vanessa Foliaki, Charmaine Buckley and Mel Waterford.
The injured player said those girls will take a leadership role for the Emus and hope their experience will help guide them to victory.
The women will play 12-a-side in the grand final over two 20-minute halves.
The decider at Pride Park will kick-off at 9.10am.