There will be a few sore bodies in the Classics camp this week after both the Classic Wallabies and Classic Wallaroos took to the field this past weekend as part of the Modified Rugby Program Showcase at Brothers Rugby Club in front of a crowd of over 1000 punters.
A hot and steamy day in Brisbane provided plenty of entertainment on the field with a kids clinic and rugby action from the Modified Rugby Program players before matches from the Classic Wallaroos and Classic Wallabies.
Prior to kick off, the Classic Wallabies & Classic Wallaroos ran a free kids skills clinic with many local juniors participating, including drills designed for the Modified Rugby Program participants. It was a great sight to have so many young girls and boys excited to play rugby and learn from Australian Rugby’s finest players.
The highlight of the day was the showcase of the Modified Rugby Program for the crowd with all three disciplines (MRP, MRP Colts & MRP Sevens) on display with players from local clubs along with the Player Mentors on field.
The Classic Wallaroos were officially launched playing in their inaugural match against Brothers Women.
Whilst the scoreline was not in the Wallaroos favour, the main result was the reunion of the players on both sides and the promotion and growth of women’s rugby.
The Classic Wallabies mixed it up this time and took on each other for an exhibition 10’s match with the Classics Green team, captained by Nathan Sharpe taking the win against Dean Mumm’s Classics Gold.
The pre-match gentleman’s agreement quickly dissolved once the match kicked off and the competitive spirit took over with Lote Tuqiri brushing off Mark Connor’s to score early and give the Gold team the early lead and a 14-10 half time lead.
In an entertaining match with plenty of laughs and banter between the boys including from special guest sideline commentator Tim Horan, Sharpie’s team scored in the dying minutes to secure the 22-21 win.
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