Division 1 National Final Preview, Edinburgh Wolves v Bury Saints


This Sunday the Edinburgh Wolves once again travel to John Charles Stadium in Leeds for their third final in as many years.

In a refreshing change the Wolves will not face off against the Merseyside Nighthawks, instead they will take on the Bury Saints.

By reaching the final both sides have guaranteed themselves a place in the Premiership next year. However both sides will be keen to step up to the new division as champion.

Bury have had a sensational season, with a high powered offence capable of scoring at any moment. Wide receiver Joe Hill is one to watch on the day and he’s had a fantastic season. The saints offence have averaged 38 points per game over the season. They come up against a Wolves defence that only averages 5 points conceded per game, but with Freddy Boyle at QB the Saints will be a tough challenge for the Wolves D.

The Wolves offence are averaging 37 points per game over the season with QB Jamie Morrison spreading the ball among a number of the wide receivers, with Adam Ingram emerging this season as a fantastic option for the gun slinging QB. The Bury defence has been robust all season averaging 10 points conceded per game. This will be an interesting chess match between two great offences and defences.

In the playoffs each side faced an opponent from a respected division with Bury beating the Yorkshire Rams and the Wolves easily disposing of the Kent Exiles.

Both teams are yet to lose this season with the Wolves currently sitting at 12-0 and Bury at 11-0-1 with a 28-28 draw with Sussex, so someone will need to take the L on Sunday.

The match is sure to be a cracker, the game will kick off at 4pm on Sunday the 28th . Be sure to follow the wolves twitter for updates during the week.


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