Deniliquin will be looking to reverse its Round 6 loss to Wagga City when it hosts the Boiled Lollies tomorrow.July 4, 2014 3:45am
Deniliquin hosts Wagga City in Round 12 of the Southern Inland Rugby Union tomorrow.
The competition has split in two for the remaining five home-and-away games of the season, with the top six teams forming the Walsh & Blair Cup and the bottom six teams playing for the Romano’s Cup.
The Drovers finished seventh and will play in the Romano’s Cup alongside Young, Wagga City, Temora, Cootamundra and Leeton.
Drovers coach Warwick Strong said he was happy with the new draw which sees three of the Drovers’ five games played at home as well as trips to Temora and Cootumundra.
‘‘We don’t really mind who we come up against because we know all of the sides are competitive,’’ Strong said.
‘‘It’s good to have three at home out of the last five. It’s worked out so that each team has eight home and eight away games.’’
Out of its five Romano’s Cup rivals, Leeton is the only team Deniliquin has beaten this year.
However, the Drovers have turned it on in the big games, knocking off four teams that are playing in the higher-ranked Walsh & Blair Cup.
Last time Deniliquin played Wagga City, the Boiled Lollies won 38-10.
‘‘We are expecting to come up against another tough, physical side tomorrow,’’ Strong said.
‘‘They got a lot of points on the board last time, but admittedly we were short on numbers.
‘‘We just have to let our backs get a run at them later in the game.’’
Strong said Dan Hallman is the only player unavailable from last week’s 7-5 loss to Young and expects a few others to return.
Tomorrow’s game at Hardinge St Oval is free of charge and starts at 2pm. The ladies game starts at 1.30pm.
Romano’s Cup ladder: Young 40, Wagga City 37, Deniliquin 26, Temora 16, Cootamundra 14, Leeton 6.
Shepparton coach Brad Campbell and his young Bears are looking forward to tackling the might of Kyabram at Deakin Reserve in Goulburn Valley Football League.
With Dookie sitting fourth on the ladder the Bears expected a hard contest on their home deck and when they kicked the first two goals it was game on.
Tatura Community House held its annual High Tea fundraiser at the facility on Tuesday, with a full-house present to enjoy a sumptuous morning tea, good conversation and relaxing time together.
Ross Morgan’s dreams of reliving his go kart racing days with his son have been shattered.
Rochester Historical and Pioneer Society hosted an afternoon tea to recognise long-standing members Barrie and Flora Griffin and John and Margaret Harley.
Ky export gets first Navy Blues win.
Scone Equine Hospital relaunches local veterinary practice.
A beauty pamper day has raised a whopping $18k to assist local lady Terri Bevan with her ongoing medical costs associated with her brain tumour
A planning scheme amendment to allow the expansion and redevelopment of the IGA supermarket at Heathcote has been approved by the Victorian Planning Minister Richard Wynne.
Cross-border rivals Cobram and Barooga football netball clubs will contest the 38th Cobram Courier Shield this weekend.
An exciting three-hole playoff saw Virginia Lange take a narrow win in the Deniliquin Ladies Golf Championship last Thursday.
The G-MW Murray gravity irrigation system has received 35 per cent and the Goulburn system 42 per cent of allocation from July 1.
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