BBC Sport rugbyleague

IN ASSOCIATION WITH

Related BBC sites

Page last updated at 14:49 GMT, Wednesday, 5 August 2009 15:49 UK

Exeter Centurions v East Devon Eagles

Exeter Centurions
The Centurions are competing in their first final since forming three years ago

The final of the South West Rugby League Cup sees Exeter Centurions take on East Devon Eagles in Plymouth on Wednesday evening.

The Eagles, who have England Lionheart captain Tony Emmins as their coach, are the current champions and unbeaten in the league this season.

For the Centurions the match will be their first final and the last game for captain Brent Ryan.

The match kicks off at 1900 BST at Plymouth Albion's ground, Brickfields.

The Centurions only formed as a club three years ago and coach Joe Catcheside told BBC Sport that getting to the final is a massive achievement.

"For the first two seasons in the league we were the whipping boys and only won one match during that period," Catcheside said.

Given that it's a one-off game we've got every chance of competing

Centurions coach Joe Catcheside

"But this year we finished third and made it into our first final."

The Eagles are the only team the Centurions failed to beat last term and subsequently go into the final as favourites.

But Catcheside said his team are not just going to make up the numbers.

He said: "Given that it's a one-off game we've got every chance of competing.

"A win would justify three years of hard work and demonstrate that Exeter is capable of competing at a high level."



Print Sponsor


BBC navigation

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.