Rebirth for local rugby

AJ RHODES

KICK off is 1pm on Sunday, March 26, at Wareena Park and you should be there.

Why?

Because amid the North East’s dominant Aussie Rules culture there is a new flavour of local footy emerging, and it will be showcased in a season opener at Wareena Park.

After a lengthy dormancy in Wangaratta, rugby league is back with a vengeance, with this debut for the regional competition boasting free admission for locals to see both the women’s and men’s teams in action as they take on Wodonga Storm.

The local team, North Eastern Knights, is fronting up to the Murray Cup Rugby League for the first time in history and, throughout the season, the Knights will take on Corowa Cougars, Westside Warriors (West Albury), Wodonga Storm and Charles Sturt University Mud Dogs.

Men will play traditional rugby league, with women competing in a league tag (no tackling) competition.

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