Local Rugby Union returns this weekend after a break last weekend to allow our South Coast Marlins representative team to play in the Brumbies Provincial tournament.
This weekend includes a much anticipated visit by the Classic Wallabies & Wallaroos to Batemans Bay to join in the Boars 40th birthday celebrations. The ex Wallabies & Wallaroos will join in the home games at Hanging Rock Oval during the day then be guests of the Boars at a formal dinner that evening. Classic Wallabies attending include Morgan Turinui, Tatafu Polota- Nau, Gary Pearce, Huia Edmunds, Chris Whitaker, Matt Cockbain, Laurie Weeks, Sharon O’Kane, Caroline Fairs and others. The Classic Wallabies will be at Hanging Rock for the entire day of games to provide an opportunity for the kids to have a chat, grab an autograph and have the opportunity to get some Rugby tips.
The day will commence with several Junior games from 10.30 and build up to a clash of local first grade teams Batemans Bay “Boars v Braidwood “Redbacks” for 2.30 kick off. Only 3 points separate these two teams on the South Coast Monaro Rugby competition ladder with the Boars in 3rd spot and Braidwood 4th. The schedule for the day is;
10.30 – U10’s Batemans Bay v Braidwood
11.30 – u12’s Batemans Bay v Jindabyne
12.30 – coaching clinic for all boys & girls by the Classic Wallabies
1.30 – Golden Oldies over 35’s – Grande Olde Boars v Braidwood Daddy longlegs
2.00 – game of touch Classic Wallabies v anyone
2.25 – welcome to Country
2.30 – Batemans Bay “Boars” v Braidwood “Redbacks”
Other games to be played in South Coast Monaro Rugby this weekend are;
Bermagui Cobargo “Sharks” v Bungendore “Mudchooks”
Cooma “Red Devils” v Taralga “Tigers”
Jindabyne “Bushpigs” v Crookwell “Dogs”
Both Hall “Bushrangers” & Yass “Rams” have a BYE
The day of events will move to Club Catalina for a formal dinner with the Classic Wallabies as guests of Batemans Bay Rugby Club. Approximately 200 tickets have been sold with many stories certain to be shared by not only the Batemans Bay Rugby Club but the Classic Wallabies & Wallaroos.
“The Older we get the better we were”