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Cutters win 2016 Premiership
The Illawarra Cutters have claimed a 21-20 victory over minor premiers Mounties in the Intrust Super Premiership NSW decider at Pirtek Stadium.
On a memorable day in which NSWRL said goodbye to one of Rugby League’s most iconic stadiums, the Cutters celebrated their first Intrust Super Premiership NSW title in the club’s short history.
A 73rd minute field goal from Illawarra halfback Drew Hutchinson proved the difference giving the Cutters a lead they defended to the end.
Having made all three NSWRL Grand Finals, Mounties managed just the one victory as the club’s Ron Massey Cup side claimed a comfortable 36-16 win over St Marys.
East Campbelltown Eagles caused a major upset in the Sydney Shield, defeating a Mounties side who had won 21 consecutive matches heading into Sunday’s Grand Final.
For all the latest on the NSWRL Grand Final Day, including match reports, reactions and photos, visit NSWRL.
Photo: Illwarra Cutters celebrate their 2016 Premiership win. (nrlphotos.com)