Dragons fire ahead of gridiron play-offs

ON THE MOVE: Bendigo Dragons quarterback Noah Sims in action against the Berwick Miners. Picture: JIM ALDERSEY

ON THE MOVE: Bendigo Dragons quarterback Noah Sims in action against the Berwick Miners. Picture: JIM ALDERSEY

IN its last home game of the season the Bendigo Dragons scored a thrilling win over fellow finals contenders the Berwick Miners. 

In freezing temperatures the Dragons scored an impressive victory in front of their home fans at Tom Flood Sports Centre on Saturday night. 

A big second half from the Dragons ensured the premiership points was there's, winning 42 to 32.

It was Bendigo's sixth win of the season, they are currently sitting in third spot in Gridiron Victoria's division one conference A championship. 

The round 14 win guaranteed the Dragons a spot in the play-offs.  

Meanwhile the Gridiron Victoria state team was announced on Monday, with several players from the Dragons selected in the initial training squad. 

Players include Todd Bookham, Zac Caldwell, Bruce Fu, Harry Jalland, Callum Kirkpatrick, Luke Harrison, Fareni Moefauo, Matt Plathe, Thomas Prince, Daniel Siddons, Noah Sims and John Roderick Whittle. 

Head coach Robert Hunter was also named the defensive backs coach for the state of origin tournament, which will be played in 2015.

Bendigo's final game of the regular season is against the Melbourne Uni Royals on Sunday. 

The game will be played in Parkville at 1.30pm. 

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