LIVE: 2023 RUSA Senior Grand Finals Feed

Fri, Sep 15, 2023, 11:30 PM
Rugby Union SA
by Rugby Union SA

Welcome to your Grand Final Day Live Feed - a one-stop shop for team lists, score updates, half-time and full-time reports, player interviews, photos and more!

For full copy of all team lists and match officials for both junior and senior Grand Finals, please click here.

Premier Grade GF - Burnside v Brighton

FULLTIME: Burnside have clinched a 43-21 grand final victory over Brighton!

Despite trailing 21-17 early in the second term, the Double Blues surged late with four tries while keeping the Tigers scoreless for the final half-hour.

EARLIER: Burnside lead Brighton 12-7 following an electric start to the big dance.

Brighton took an early 7-0 lead through Rhys Fishwick, who barged over from close range with Nathan McPherson nailing the conversion in the 7th minute.

But the Tigers' lead didn't last, an overthrown lineout finding Nichel Lam Sam, who beat three defenders before offloading to an unmarked Samuela Tanaki for the simplest of tries.

Burnside doubled down their efforts in the 20th minute with quick hands finding Isaac Allum Henson, who showed great pace to dot down in the far-left corner.


Reserve Grade GF - Old Collegians v Barossa

Barossa secured a thrilling 30-26 win over Old Collegians to complete a perfect day for the travelling Rams flock.

Read our full match report here!

Women's Decider - Southern Suburbs v Woodville

FULLTIME: Southern Suburbs has iced an unbeaten season in style, running out 36-10 victors over a brave Woodville outfit to defend their 2022 title.

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Third Grade Result - Barossa 27 def Brighton Gold 25

Barossa have clinched the 2023 Third Grade title in dramatic fashion, winning 27-25 in extra time.

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Bailey Reserve will host the Seniors Grand Finals this weekend, as Burnside square off against current minor round premiers Brighton in the Premier Grade.

Burnside are on a high after defeating Brighton in the Qualifying Final, held 2nd September at Elizabeth Rugby Club.

Burnside coach TJ Maualaivao believes his side are yet to hit their stride this season with another grand final showdown against Brighton looming large.

The Double Blues surprised most by toppling the Tigers 27-20 in their major semi-final but Maualaivao says there’s more to build on for Saturday’s big dance.

Meanwhile, Brighton coach Richard Wasley has described his side’s Premier Grade finals campaign as “some of the worst rugby” they’ve played all year but says they’re in a “good place” ahead of Saturday’s title defence.

The rugby faithful in Adelaide will look forward to a thrilling contest on Saturday, bringing an end to a positive rugby season.

In the Women's Competition, Woodville will draw inspiration from 150-game hero Abby Chitty and the club's Under 14s premiership success ahead of a maiden senior grand final appearance this Saturday.

The Wasps took the long road to a grand final berth, falling 41-19 to Southern Suburbs before bouncing back with a 40-17 win over Adelaide University in last week's preliminary final.