Elimination Finals were held in Sale Touch Rugby last Wednesday.

The biggest upset of the season played out when Phoenix defeated Long Drop 14-6.

Long Drop had only lost one game, drew one and forfeited one this season, while Phoenix had lost seven.

The team’s respective try-scoring tally was 113 and 87.

The unexpected happened with Phoenix leading at halftime 6-4 and the general feeling was that Long Drop would come out and overrun them. However, this was not the case as Phoenix added eight tries while keeping Long Drop to just two.

Long Drop’s try scoring machines, Michael Sack and Brodie Towers had quiet nights. Their teammates, Jack Neesham and Rhiannon Massey both had great games which helped keep their team competitive.

Nick Elliott got the scoring going for Phoenix with four tries in the first half. He was ably supported by Marcus Sbaglia-Smith with five. Other scorers were Henry Ropeti with two while Miranda Laskowski and Kyung Stewart each scored one.

Michael Sack top-scored for Long Drop with two tries. Ellie Clarke, Peter Hall, Massey and Towers each made one.

Best players were Stewart, Neesham, Elliott, Kate Laskowski and Massey.

Miranda Laskowski was not intimidated by her larger opponents and was involved in the play whenever the ball came down the side line.

In the other elimination final, Mavericks showed why they are competition leader with 13 wins for the season when they defeated Porky’s 12-2.

At halftime Mavericks led 4-1 and in the second half they outran and out played Porky’s when they added eight tries to just two.

The Mavericks are an exceptional team with pace and skill to rank as one of the state’s best.

Eight Mavericks made tries whereas only two players scored for Porky’s.

Bodhi Banister top-scored with three ties. Zoe Corran and Leah Ward each made two with Alissa Fenning, Chris Luttrell, Zac Pattison, Cam Stuart and Michael Sullivan each scoring one.

David Ropeti and Steve Wright each made one for Porky’s.

Best players were Banister, Pattison, Luttrell, Ward and Mia van de Vyver.

Mia Van de Vyver made the run of the night when she ran 60 meters to run down a Mavericks’ player within meters of scoring a try.

Tomorrow night’s Grand Final between Mavericks and Phoenix will be played at 6.30pm (referee Mustangs).

The presentation night will then take place in the new club rooms at Stephenson Park.

The association’s annual meeting will then conclude the night’s activities.