WINNERS: The Eastern Suburbs under-16s celebrate after beating Goondiwindi 42-4 in the grand final at the Eastern Suburbs ground.
WINNERS: The Eastern Suburbs under-16s celebrate after beating Goondiwindi 42-4 in the grand final at the Eastern Suburbs ground. JD Sporting Photography

Morrish marks grand final win a high point

RUGBY LEAGUE: Eastern Suburbs under-16 captain Brad Morrish rated a victory in the Warwick and District Junior Rugby League grand final as the high point of his career.

In 12 years of juniors, Morrish has made many representative teams but the victory on Saturday overshadowed everything else.

"This team has won three premierships in the past five years," he said.

The 42-4 grand final win against Goondiwindi was the biggest win in the three grand finals.

The Eastern Suburbs Hornets could claim to be grand final specialists with a record of three from three in season deciders.

Morrish has no doubt why his side did so well in the grand final.

"We stuck to our game plan and completed our sets," he said.

"Our team only made three mistakes in the whole game; we played our most perfect footy for the season,"

Since the U12 grade, Morrish said 16 or 17 of the players had been together in the same team.

Centre Kai Etherington won the player of the final award for the Eastern Suburbs club.

Ross Thorne has been coach for the past five years with Stuart Polzin manager and Jacqui Swift-Ross trainer.

The Eastern Suburbs club hosted the grand final on Saturday and attracted a crowd of 1500.

Club president Gary McEwan said it was a great thrill for the club to win the U16 grand final on their home ground.

"It was a fantastic day with great support from volunteers and sponsors."

The Suburbs U16 team will be honoured at the President's Dinner on November 1. Presentations for other teams will be at the grounds on November 8.



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