NSW Country Eagles set to swoop on their city foe in Dubbo

Dubbo Regional Council has confirmed Saturday 31 August will be the first time in the history of National Rugby Championships (NRC) that a competition has been hosted in the Dubbo region.

“The NRC’s foundational roots are in country NSW and the competition has a very strong and established history of being successfully played out in other regional centres,” Councillor Greg Mohr said.

“Having the NRC play a competition here in Dubbo for the very first time is just another example of sports looking at our region as a great area to build a strong foothold in talent development opportunities, as well as building a strong fan base. Rugby is very much a part of country life with some of our greats and current players heralding from regional centres.”

The announcement of the NSW Country Eagles competition in August comes hot on the heels of the Football Federation Australia’s A-League pre-season curtain raiser announced for September.

“In this region, we’ve got the infrastructure, the venues and passionate fans of just about all sports - that makes us an obvious destination to host such events,” Clr Mohr said.

“Having the NSW Country Eagles bring a ‘Country vs City’ match to our region is a real credit to organisers, and demonstrates a growing number of codes who recognise the real potential of making the Dubbo region ‘a must’ destination for their sport.”

“I would encourage those who love their Rugby to absolutely get behind this event,” Clr Mohr said.  “Even if you’re not a rusted on Rugby fan, you cannot deny that the atmosphere and interest that comes with a good sporting event can be quite contagious and our local sports fans should never miss out on an opportunity to see an event like this when it comes to our city.”

The Country vs Sydney game will be hosted at Apex Oval, Dubbo on 31 August. Dubbo Regional Council is delighted to be able to support this event. Further details regarding game day can be found by visiting http://dubbo.com.au/Events/2019-country-eagles-vs-sydney-rays.

Media contact:

Councillor Greg Mohr

0429 477 919

Last Edited: 05 Jul 2019

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