Southern Inland Rugby Union is proud to announce their City & Country Coaches for 2019.
The teams will compete following the Leeton Jnr Gala Day on Sunday May 12th, with the teams to be made up of players from across our zone. This game will be the main trial before a squad will be named to represent SIRU on the June Long Weekend in Canberra against South Coast and Monaro.
The City team will include players from the four Wagga Wagga based teams - CSU Reddies, Wagga Ag College, Wagga City and Wagga Waratahs. They will be coached by Will Mitchell.
Given Will's current involvement in Wagga Ag College, and previous involvement with Wagga Waratahs, he is excited by the opportunity to handle the best players in Wagga and hopefully obtain bragging rights from the fixture.
The Country team will include players from our four non-Wagga Premier teams (Albury-Wodonga Steamers, Griffith Blacks, Leeton Phantoms and Tumut Bulls), as well as players from Hay Cutters and Deniliquin Drovers who have expressed an interest in being involved. They will be coached by the combined team of Nick McCarthy and Jonathan Andreou.
Nick McCarthy and Jonathan Andreou have been involved in Rugby in our zone for quite some time, whilst they have mostly been involved with local clubs in Wagga, they also want to take home bragging rights from this fixture, and are quietly confident that whilst they are geographically challenged, they will be the better team on the day.
We are still open to Expressions of Interest from players who want to be involved, with two training sessions remaining. If you are interested in representing your City or Country club at a higher level, or even SIRU, please email Jonathan@scopeorthopaedics.com for more information.
5th May - Training Session
10th May - Training Session
11th May - Competition Bye
12th May - City v Country following Leeton Jnr Gala Day