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Brothers and Centrals face off for Townsville title

Form team Townsville Brothers and the Matt Bowen inspired Centrals Tigers will meet in the final game of the Townsville District Rugby League A Grade competition this weekend to decide who will take home the silverware.

Brothers have been the form team of the competition, losing just two games all year, while Centrals have had a late run of excellent form, knocking of Western Lions and Herbert River, who also lost just two regular season games.

This has left Brothers coach Dave Ackers unsurprised that his side will face Centrals in the grand final at 3pm on Sunday afternoon.

"Centrals have been very good this year and the quality of players on paper that they've got, it wasn't surprising," Ackers said.

"I think the two best teams are in the grand final and that's no disrespect to Herbert River or Western Lions or anyone else."

Despite Centrals excellent form, Ackers was confident that his side had the confidence to match, gained from the excellent and consistent quality of their football all year.

"I'd say we're in form as well, we've only lost two games all year so we're taking a fair bit of form into the grand final, as are Centrals," he said.

"To get to any grand final at any level you've got to be in form to get there, if you're not in from you don't get there."

Centrals coach Cameron Miller was looking forward to seeing his side take the field at a grand final they went the long way round for, with Brothers earning a week's rest not afforded to Centrals.

"It has a very good month for us ... we've won six in a row going into the grand final, so we're very excited, it's a great reward for the boys and we're looking forward to it," Miller said.

Miller knows his side will have to play "smart football" if they want to stay in the game against Brothers.

"We're going to have to play smart with the footy in hand, they're very strong through the middle Brothers so we're going to take them on and we've got a couple of tricks up our sleeve," he said.

One of those tricks is undoubtedly former Cowboys and Queensland player Matthew Bowen, who has played for the club in their last few games.

"Matty Bowen is certainly playing and his game management is exceptional, he's a class player his record speaks for itself," Miller said.