Thursday, June 8, 2023


Rugby Union

Rockhampton to host Queensland Country Rugby Union Championships

Queensland Country Rugby Union have announced that the 2023 Queensland Country Rugby Union Championships will be hosted at Victoria Park in Rockhampton, proudly sponsored by Rockhampton Regional Council. The event is expected to attract between 700-800 players and their families at the end of June this year and will be held in Rockhampton again in 2024.

Yamba sports talent shines on international stage

Rodney Stevens. The sporting talent of Yamba was on show on the international stage over the weekend with former Buccaneer’s junior Jed Holloway earning his first Wallabies cap, plus Cameron Pilley and cousin Donna Lobban playing for bronze in the mixed doubles squash.

Wallabies to play England for the new Ella-Mobbs Cup

Australia and England will play for a new trophy when the two nations face off in next month’s eToro England Series; the Ella-Mobbs Cup named after two iconic Rugby figures from each nation. Mark Ella is a Wallabies legend. The first indigenous Captain of the Wallabies, the Fly Half is widely regarded as one of the most naturally gifted players in Australian Rugby history. 

Lord Howe Island Distilling Co. partner with the NSW Waratahs

The NSW Waratahs has welcomed Lord Howe Island Distilling Co on board as the official Gin and Vodka partner of the NSW Waratahs. Lord Howe Island Distilling Co started by two mates, Anthony Riddle and Christian Young, are celebrating the companies’ achievements and are excited to see their award-winning spirits both on the national and international stage. Their very popular Lord Howe Island Gin made with botanicals from the UNESCO World Heritage Island, is a boutique, small batch world class drop.

Wallabies arrive in North Queensland ahead of first test in Townsville

Wallabies assistant coach Dan McKellar has spoken from Townsville. The side were given an official welcome to country upon arrival in Townsville this afternoon ahead of their eToro Rugby Championship Test against Argentina on Saturday night. McKellar grew up in North Queensland and went to school in Townsville.

Band of brothers

Seven sets of brothers make the Richmond Range rugby team a force to reckon with. Saturday’s 30-nil win over Iluka Cossacks means the team is set to play Byron Bay in the President’s Cup major quarter final.

Rising Yamba rugby star chosen for NSW Country

Yamba Buccaneers rugby player Kyah Foster has been selected in the NSW Country Junior Girls Rugby Union U14s team after the NSW Country Junior Rugby titles at Kiama last weekend. Playing for the Mid North Coast Tomahawks, Foster was selected after strong performances against Central Coast and Central West.

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