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Police defeated Mariners 33-22 to advance to the Nichol Shield final at the weekend.

Guerhardt Lamprecht and John Stathakis both scored two tries and Patrick Graham added another.

Darryn Gillespie scored three conversions, while Dan Cole kicked home another.

Mariners scorers were Ian Frith, who scored two tries, and Dustin Archibald. Rory Dublin scored one penalty goal and two conversions. Police will face Renegades, who defeated a weakened Teachers side 42-3, in the final.

Rich Cumbers scored 17 of his side's points with two tries, a penalty and two conversions. Paul Dobinson, Alex Donkervoet, John Quigley and Greg Garside also scored tries.

In the women's Scully Cup, Renegades upset runaway league champions Police 2-0 with two tries from Rebekah Kasumu. Mariners beat Teachers 1-0 in the weekend's other game, with Neeks Borden scoring for Mariners.

The Nichol Shield and Scully Cup finals will be held on Saturday at Police Field.

Mariners gave Police a tougher game than expected in the Nichol Shield before losing 33-22 (photo by Glenn Tucker)
Mariners made sure Police did not have it all their own way (photo by Glenn Tucker)
Police's women were upset by Renegades in the Scully Cup
Police's women were said to be under-prepared for their match with Renegades and paid the price (photo by Glenn Tucker)
Police touch down for one of their five tries against Mariners (photo by Glenn Tucker)

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Published March 18, 2014 at 9:00 am (Updated March 18, 2014 at 12:37 am)

Police and Renegades reach final

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