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Under-14s Dogs in grand final clash

YOUNG CHAMPS: Chinchilla Bulldogs Under 14s went head to head with Kingaroy earlier in the season.
YOUNG CHAMPS: Chinchilla Bulldogs Under 14s went head to head with Kingaroy earlier in the season. Julia Baker

RUGBY LEAGUE: The Chinchilla Bulldogs are just a single victory away from completing an unbeaten season in the under-14 South Burnett Junior Rugby League competition.

The minor premiers have one more obstacle to overcome, when they play in the grand final on Saturday.

The Bulldogs go up against Murgon for the premiership.

The Chinchilla boys have combined slick and efficient attack with a resolute defence to win all of their games this season.

They have played against their grand final opponents twice this season, and have been able to account for them both times by double-digit margins.

Bulldogs coach Matt Moore said his team have had success because of their commitment to the team throughout the season.

"We have a very dedicated squad who have trained all year,” Moore said.

"We have a 22-man squad and I do not think we have had less than 20 at any of our training sessions.

"They are a very keen and enthusiastic group of young men.”

The Bulldogs have scored more than 500 points this season, and have conceded fewer than 80.

Moore says his team's line speed and defensive pattern has allowed them to be successful this season.

Heading into Saturday's decider at Wondai, he says his team will prepare the same way they have for every other game this season.

"I will tell my boys to play with confidence and back our defensive effort,” Moore said.

"As long as they go out and have a bit of fun and come off smiling either way that is all that matters.”


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