Saturday wrap up: Who won what in Newcastle sport

OFF LOAD: Wanderers prop Dave Waller gets a pass away in the Two Blues 34-20 win over Southern Beaches in the Newcastle and Hunter Rugby Union preliminary final. Pictures: Stewart Hazell

OFF LOAD: Wanderers prop Dave Waller gets a pass away in the Two Blues 34-20 win over Southern Beaches in the Newcastle and Hunter Rugby Union preliminary final. Pictures: Stewart Hazell

NEWCASTLE RUGBY

Wanderers will meet Hamilton in the Newcastle and Hunter Rugby Union grand final for a third straight year after the Two Blues accounted for Southern Beaches 34-20 the preliminary final at No.2 Sportsground on Saturday.

Beaches battled hard but in the end couldn’t handle the pace of the Two Blues.

Winger Tim Marsh scored a brilliant individual try as Wanderers jumped to a 17-3 half-time lead. Fellow flyer George Ashworth finished with a double in the five-tries-to-three victory.

NEWCASTLE BASEBALL

Toronto have ended Belmont’s amazing run of nine straight Newcastle Baseball premierships.

The Tigers hitters helped them pip Belmont for the minor premiership and they came to the fore in the decider at Blackhalls Park on Saturday.

Toronto went on a hitting frenzy to win 25-11.

NEWCASTLE JETS

The Newcastle Jets made it three straight wins against A-League opposition with a 2-1 win over Wellington Phoenix at Jack McLaughlan Oval on Saturday.

Roy O’Donovan collected a ball from Wayne Brown to put the Jets ahead in the 34th minute.

Import  Andrija Kaludjerovic equalised for the visitors in the 64th minute before replacement Joe Champness scored the match winning 10 minutes from time.

The win followed wins over Melbourne City (3-1) and Sydney FC (2-1).

NEWCASTLE AND HUNTER RUGBY LEAGUE

It was a big day at No.1 Sportsground for the Newcastle and Hunter Rugby League grand finals.

Fingal Bay won a thrilling encounter in A-grade against a Timana Tahu led Shortland 31-26.

Dudley scored a late try to beat Kotara 14-10 in B-grade,  Waratah-Mayfield accounted for Abermain 42-28 in C-grade and Glendale were too strong for Cardiff 44-30 in D-grade.

In the Ladies tag, Aberglassyn beat Newcastle University 18-0 to win the A-Grade title and Cardiff scored late to edge out West Wallsend 8-6 in B-Grade.

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