The Dauphin Clippers women's rugby team has been having a great season and they're entering the playoffs in the Westman High School Rugby League on top.
They finished off the regular season with a 4-1 record which included some dominating victories. They beat Crocus Plains, 66-17 and they hammered Vincent Massey, 66-14.
Dauphin also beat Minnedosa, 32-31 and Swan Valley, 22-10.
"Things have progressed really well throughout the season for us. Our plan this year was to always go in with a more advanced system and we also wanted to try some new things," said Rod Carberry, Coach. "We've really based our system around what we need to do to beat Minnedosa."
Minnedosa will finish second in the league. That means if all goes right, Dauphin will hook up with the Chancellors in the league final. Although Dauphin has won three straight games entering the playoffs, it hasn't been all smooth sailing for the club.
"You know we've had our challenges no doubt, the numbers haven't been there at times," said Carberry. "I think we've played two games with a full 15-person roster. It's kind of affected our plan a little bit. We had 15 against Minnedosa and we were able to get a win which was big for us."
The Clipper girls now await their opponent. The league's semi-finals take place next Wednesday, May 22. If Dauphin wins that game, the league final goes down on Saturday, May 25. The provincials take place from May 29-June 1.
"I think things are sure looking good. The one thing we don't know is if Minnedosa played their best game when we beat them," said Carberry. "We definitely do have the ability and skill set to win this."