Coast to host NSW Country Women’s Rugby 7s

NSW Country Rugby Union Women in action. Image: NSWCRU

Central Coast Rugby Union will host the NSW Country Rugby Women’s seven-a-side Championships over the weekend of March 14-15, at Woy Woy Oval.

Teams from across NSW country will be competing in seven regional Zones – Newcastle Hunter, Mid North Coast, New England, Central North, Western Plains, Illawarra and the Central Coast.
Round matches from two pools will be played during the Saturday, with the Finals to be held on the Sunday.
The Grand Final is expected to kick off around lunch time on the Sunday.
Central Coast reached the final of the Championships in 2019 and are hoping to go one better in 2020.
The squad has been preparing for this weekend since earlier in the year.
The team will feature several local stars from the NSW Country 15s side, and will be co-coached by Michael Burgess and Luke Mack.
Burgess is a former NSW Country representative women’s coach and is highly credentialed to take the team into these Championships.
His co-coach, Luke Mack, is also the local NSW Rugby Development Officer.
President of Central Coast Rugby Union (CCRU), Larry Thomson, said: “It’s exciting to have some of the most talented women rugby players competing right here on the Central Coast.”
“There will be a few state selectors at the tournament and players will get noticed.”

Larry Thomson, CCRU
Reporter: Ross Barry