Specsavers Katrina Fanning Shield 2020 Round 9 Preview

There’s just one round left of the regular season, with two exciting matches in Katrina Fanning Shield round nine action.

West Belconnen v Tuggeranong Buffaloes

10:30am, Saturday 19 September, Gungahlin Enclosed Oval

West Belconnen and the Tuggeranong Buffaloes will be looking to end their season on a high when they face off at Gungahlin Enclosed Oval on Saturday.

With both teams not playing in the grand final this year, they will want to put in a strong performance to wrap up their last game.

The Buffaloes lost last week to the Queanbeyan Blues 28-4, with centre Madeline Burton scoring her second try of the season.

Tuggeranong have fought hard all season, with some great defence and attack throughout their games.

West Belconnen are also coming off a loss last week, going down 58-0 to the Bushpies.

West Belconnen started well against the Bushpies last week, and will want to start hard and fast again to gain the upper hand early.

The Buffaloes have defeated West Belconnen both times they have met this season, with the last game a 30-0 victory by Tuggeranong.


Queanbeyan Blues v Bushpies

12pm, Saturday 19 September, Seiffert Oval

It will be an almighty battle when the Queanbeyan Blues and Bushpies face each other at Seiffert Oval on Saturday.

With both teams set to finish the season in first and second place, the match will serve as a grand final dress rehearsal with the two teams set to play the following week in the big dance.

The Bushpies put in a huge performance in round eight, defeating West Belconnen 58-0. Their attack was very strong, with the team running in twelve tries.

The Queanbeyan Blues are also coming off a big win last week, with a 28-4 victory over the Tuggeranong Buffaloes. Blues hooker Payge-Louise Condon was best on field, while Alanna Brooks had a great performance in her second game at halfback.

Queanbeyan have been the form team of the competition, remaining undefeated across the eight games. But the last two clashes against the Bushpies have been tough battles.

The two sides last met in round six, with the Blues overcoming a ten-point deficit at halftime to claim a 22-20 win.

The match will also decide who wins the Best and Fairest award at the end of the season. Bushpies prop Nirvana Ngan-Woo remains on top of the leaderboard on 11 points, with Blues players Payge-Louise Condon and Kasey Dragisic sitting on nine and eight points respectively.