by: reynaldo.nery@pnrl.com.au

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Under some beautiful Tweed Heads weather the PNRL showcased a day full of Rugby League to give the Cabarita locals some entertaining exhibition matches. Held at the Tweed Coast Raiders home ground where the field was lush green after the heavy rains, the day began with the pre match fixtures starting with other juniors.

The U16’s played against the Kambu Warriors, and the U18’s who played against Yamboora Roos had good results in their prematches. Both teams showing plenty of heart as several of our Sydney based boys took this opportunity to fly up and play in teams that many would say, will make up our future Tamaraw team. The teams displayed flawless games from kick off and with our new forwards standing 6-foot-tall such as Sala Sou (pictured with VP), it was going to be a tough day for our opposition teams.
Under 16s – Philippines won 54-10
Under 18s – Philippines won 32-16

The Philippine Senior teams weren’t so lucky in their matches, with players unavailable and some last-minute changes, the Philippines used this opportunity to test some of their new boys against two passionate opponents; The Admirals faced the Bilambil Jets, and the Tamaraws facing the Purga Wagtails. The Jets played a great game scoring early in the match and finding options in the Admirals edges where many of the try’s came from. And the Tamaraws just found it difficult to get a rhythm going as the 2019 QLD Murri Champions ran home with the victory in their game.
Admirals lost 36-6
Tamaraws lost 28-10

PNRL VP – Reynaldo Nery flew up from Sydney to watch the event and when asked which exhibition match was his favourite, his answer was the U10’s. The U10’s ran out to face the Velocity Allstars where both teams reminded us all where it all started and what rugby league is all about. The kids where proud to represent their teams and had fun doing so, with parents, friends and family cheering them on, it was a real proud moment for these boys.
Under 10’s – Philippines won 40-16

The PNRL would like to thank all rugby league teams who participated in the matches and played some entertaining games. We’d like to thank the Tweed Coast Raiders for the use of their grounds at last minute, the volunteers who kept the day going, the canteen ladies serving great food and lastly our PNRL QLD crew who made the day possible – Coach Arwin Marcus, Paul Windle, Daniel Price and Paul Sheedyl.

Well done guys, let’s do this again.

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