Steamers' juniors get ready to rumble

Connor Scanlon tackles Louis Simpson as Kurt Scanlon and Freddy Simpson wait for the ball to spill. Picture: PETER MERKESTEYN

Connor Scanlon tackles Louis Simpson as Kurt Scanlon and Freddy Simpson wait for the ball to spill. Picture: PETER MERKESTEYN

MURRAYFIELD will swing into junior rugby action tomorrow.

The young guns of the Steamers are enjoying one of their better starts to the season, with the under-11s and under-15s on top of the ladder, while the under-9s and under-13s are entrenched in the top three.

But the spread of teams in the competition sees double headers played every fortnight in a carnival-like program.

Tomorrow the Steamers host Wagga, Griffith and Leeton as the southern half of the league.

Steamers development officer Aaron Davis said the blue and golds would be challenged.

“These are the best teams in the competition,” he said.

“But junior rugby has never been better in Albury-Wodonga with all four sides doing well, strong numbers and about a dozen kids in the rep sides that will travel to Newcastle and Sydney on the June long weekend.

“We don’t get many gala days and this year we are even hoping to get a final here.

“Geographically we are the biggest zone in country NSW and so while we play gala days when all the teams are there, when they come to Albury they split it into the northern and southern ends of the district.

“Each side will play two games and hopefully we come away with the points.”

Anyone interested in playing junior rugby can contact Davis on 0488 166 442.

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