A CLOSE final series is approaching in the Group 20 league tag competition with only one win separating the top three teams after the final round.
Minor premier Leeton has the weekend off leaving the Black and Whites and West Wyalong to face-off in an intriguing qualifying final on Sunday.
Both teams have recorded a win a piece this season with West Wyalong edging the Black and Whites 12-10 early in the year before the Griffith side squared the ledger with a 14-8 win at home last month.
Black and Whites president Steve Parr is expecting another close encounter between the two teams.
“With one win each it will be a decider, and while the winner doesn’t bow out and has another chance you don’t want to do it that way,” Parr said.
“There is a bit of rivalry there as West Wyalong have really improved in the last few years and played in the grand final last season.”
Parr doesn’t just believe the West Wyalong team has improved in the past two seasons, but the level throughout the competition has.
“The standard has improved so much since the inception, there used to be two teams with Black and Whites and Leeton the gun teams but now everyone has lifted and anyone in the top five on their day can win,” he said.
“Our girls have been coasting along pretty steadily but now they need to bring their A-game.”
Shailyn Williams and Roslyn Simpson are expected to lead the Black and Whites on the ground but have been well-supported by some of their younger teammates this season.
The Black and Whites are coming off a massive 56-0 win over Hay last Sunday and should be brimming with confidence.
West Wyalong also had a big win, defeating fourth-placed Waratahs 30-0.
The Waratahs will face Darlington Point-Coleambally in Saturday’s elimination semi-final.