Mounties will create history when they begin their finals campaign this weekend after claiming minor premiership status in all three NSWRL senior competitions.
Not since Roy Masters’ St George Dragons in 1985 has a club clinched top-spot in all three grades – Intrust Super Premiership NSW, Ron Massey Cup and the Sydney Shield.
In addition, the Mounties Sydney Metropolitan Women’s Rugby League team also finished on top of the ladder, completing a rare quadruple.
Mounties will look to avoid a repeat of history after the 1985 St George sides failed to claim any piece of silverware on Grand Final Day.
The club’s affiliation with NRL side, Canberra Raiders, who are in the mix for a top-two finish, has helped Mounties climb to the top of all three NSWRL senior competition tables.
Mounties claimed back-to-back minor premierships in the Intrust Super Premiership NSW after finishing the season on 44 points – eight clear of Illawarra.
Steve Antonelli’s side play host to fourth-placed Newtown at Pepper Stadium tomorrow (Saturday, 3 September) at 1pm.
The Mounties Ron Massey Cup side is aiming for their second title in as many seasons and will face St Marys at Campbelltown Stadium on Sunday (4 September) at 4pm, while the Sydney Shield team will play the curtain-raiser against Belrose at 2pm.
The NSWRL Finals Series begins this Saturday and concludes at Parramatta’s Pirtek Stadium for NSWRL Grand Final Day on 25 September. It will be the venue’s final event before it is re-built.