2017 Group 10 grand finals: everything you need to know about the deciders







It’s here, Group 10 Rugby League’s biggest day of the year, it’s finally here.

And we are pumped up tighter than beach balls.

Five different clubs are set to do battle in their respective premier league, first division, under 18s and league tag grand finals at Orange’s Wade Park on Sunday.

We’ve put together your one stop shop for everything and anything you could possibly need to know about Sunday’s deciders.

Honestly, anything and everything.

The lead-up, the history, the team lists, the game-breakers – you name it, we’ve got it.

It’s a fairytale match-up in the top grade, with Orange CYMS and the Oberon Tigers meeting in a Group 10 decider for the first time since 1958 – 59 years ago.

CYMS won that game 17-6, the second last premiership win in a golden eight-year period that netted the Orange club five titles.

Oberon went on to produce Group 10 Rugby League’s most remarkable run the decade after, winning seven titles in a row, then lost one before winning another three in a row between 1961 and 1971.

They won again in 1975, the last time the Tigers featured in a Group 10 grand final.

It’s fair to say the Tigers won’t be lacking motivation, while for CYMS, this marks the green and golds’ seventh grand final appearance since captain-coach Mick Sullivan took over in 2010.

The club has won four of those, another win would make CYMS the closest contender to Oberon’s unbeatable unit all those years ago.

Hold on to your hats people, this one’s going to be huge.

But don’t forget the lower grades, the action kicks off from 10am at Orange’s Wade Park.