Sydney and Houston have both clinched their D1 titles early this season, having built a gap of more than 10 points over their chasing rivals.
Sydney, in particular, has a remarkable record of 21 wins in 24 games, and can potentially set a new record for points in Wes since seasons were shortened. The current Wes Cup champion has been in incredible form this season, and is about to lift its first D1 trophy in many many seasons.
Both Sydney and Houston have benefited from solid goalkeeping, with veterans in goal having saved over .800 for both teams. Both teams will now be looking at deep wes cup runs next season, to transfer their regional dominance into international glory.