Undefeated v Underdogs: 2020 Jack Scott Cup to be decided this weekend

NSW Rugby Union
by NSW Rugby

It's a case of deja vu for the 2020 Jack Scott Cup with Sydney Uni and Randwick once again going head to head in the final on Saturday 17 October.

The two sides met in the final in 2019, with Sydney Uni claiming back to back crowns after a strong win over Randwick. 

Uni will be aiming for the trifecta after another undefeated season with captain Iliseva Batibasaga preparing for what is always a fierce contest when they line up against Randwick

“We haven’t really spoken about being undefeated this season, it’s not really something that’s crossed our minds,” Batibasaga said.

“We’ve just been trying to concentrate on playing good rugby every week, and taking each game as it comes.

“We’ll be expecting a tough battle from Randwick, as each game against them has been.

“They’re fit, and fast, and we’ll definitely be trying to match them in that respect,” she said.

The minor premiers made the most of their week off, taking the opportunity to mix up training a little bit.

“Having the weekend off last week gave us a good chance to rest our legs,” Batibasaga said.

“But we were also lucky enough to have a session in the dojo, which was good for something a little different.

“And after two solid weeks of training the team is feeling energetic ahead of Saturday,” she said.

For cross suburb rivals Randwick, it’ll be two from two… their second Grand Final since entering the Jack Scott Cup only two years ago. 

Captain Georgie Friedrichs said that their semi finals win has given them a much needed confidence boost ahead of the big dance.

“We are on a bit of a high after last week’s game, especially as it was such a tough and close game,” Friedrichs said.

“We never dropped our heads and even though they (Warringah) scored first, we played all the way up to the last minute.

“It was great for us to string a strong, full game together as we have been guilty this season of just playing hard for a half,” she said.

Despite taking some time during the week to work on team tactics, Friedrichs said her Magic side will be revisiting the basics.

“Our theme for the week has been focused on trust, and I’ll emphasise that on Saturday,” Friedrichs said.

“We need to trust that all the work we have done is enough, trust that the game plan the coaches have set for us will work, and trust we will have each other for the whole game,” she said.

Sydney Uni v Randwick kicks off at Forshaw Park at 4.45pm on Saturday 17 October, with all the action streamed live on  Cluch TV.

The Div 1 Jack Scott Cup will culminate what is set to be a huge day of women’s rugby. Cluch TV will be streaming all the field one action from 12pm onwards. 

12pm - 3pm

Div 1 and Div 2 7s Matches

 

3.10pm - 4.40pm

Div 2 Jack Scott Cup Grand Final

Hunter v Campbelltown

4.45pm - 6.15pm

Div 1 JSC Grand Final

Sydney Uni 1 v Randwick


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