University to meet Waitakere in AAFL Grand Final

The two best AFL teams in Auckland are set to go head to head, with the Waitakere Magpies and the University Blues both qualifying for the Auckland AFL Grand Final.

 

Semi Final 1: Waitakere Magpies vs North Shore Tigers

The Magpies were undefeated all season and didn’t want to slip up at home to a North Shore Tigers who promised alot all season.

Both sides gave it their all and left nothing out on the field producing some great footy for the majority of the game. It was a tight tussle but the Magpie trained rolled on winning their 11th straight game to book themselves a spot in the AAFL Grand Final with a 16 point victory.

Former Captain Dave Rattenbury and Carlos Donnell-Brown were exceptional for the Magpies along with experienced forward Dan McGregor.

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Semi Final 2: Mt Roskill Saints vs University Blues

It was the second meeting in as many weeks for both Mt Roskill and University with the results going to the Blues the week prior. Mt Roskill had been building all season and were ready to take on the defending premiers to book a place in the Grand Final.

A blustery day meant that the game would be tight and both sides played ferocious footy all throughout the Semi. Newly crowned Best and Fairest Winner Will Dickinson showed why he was named the best in the league with another outstanding game along with Captain and runner up Sam McKenzie.

The University Blues showed their experience on the day and managed to kick straight all game to secure a nine point win and reach their third straight semi final.

Head Coach Chris Mundell was proud of his team and gave his best on ground to Liam Beattie, Chris Bailey Darren Vernon in the backline and Harrison Manks.

 

University will play in their third straight Grand Final and Waitakere will feature for the first time since 2014 when they were defeated by the Blues.

Get down to QBE Stadium next Sunday, December 4th, 2pm to catch all the nail biting action.

 

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