The Mount Albert Lions eliminated the Eastern Tornadoes 42-20 last weekend in the minor semi-final in Auckland to now face Marist-Richmond in the preliminary final.
The Canterbury Bulls defeated Marist Richmond Brothers 40-18 down in Christchurch to head them straight into the 2003 grand final whereas Marist get their last life in the competition up against the Lions this Saturday night in what will be a great curtain raiser before the Warriors last home game against the Tigers.
Mt Albert Lions vs Marist Richmond Brothers, Ericsson Stadium, Sat 06/09/03. Kick off at 5:00pm
Mt Albert Lions; Andreas Bauer, Scott Dewhurst, Hale Vasa, Afoa Funagapo, Archie Ikihele, Steve Buckingham, Ben Lythe, Sione Pouha, Lui Talamaivao, Paea Kailea, Sala Fa'alogo, Mathew Asaou, Wayne McDade, (reserves) Kelvin Wright, Junior Fiu, Paulo Teneseli, Phil Shead Coach - John Ackland
Marist Richmond Brothers: William Clarken, Harry Kapi, Ricky Henry, Sosaia Makisi, Ben Collins, Jerome Ropati, Glen Rota, Taetafa Taua,Tony Esera, Evarn Tuimavave, Henry Turua,,Karl Guttenbeil, Soni Lavea (reserves)Kurt Cawdron, Jeremy Kellett, Fred Prescott, Dana Wilson Coach - Bernie Perenara
The Bulls will meet either Marist-Richmond or defending champions the Mount Albert Lions in the September 14 grand final at Ericsson Stadium in Auckland.