IT was a moment of genius. A moment that could have backfired badly, but a moment which might just be the start of something special.
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After the performance against England many may have thought the Wallabies would steamroll Wales. Far from it. From the kick-off the Welsh harried Australia, battering them in defence and stealing the ball repeatedly at the breakdown. They gave it everything they had and were much tougher opponents than the English, who were rabbits in the headlights last weekend. It caught the Wallabies off guard at times, but they recovered to take a slim 9-6 lead at the break thanks to Bernard Foley’s boot.
TWO football greats praised the successful hybrid game played between rugby league’s Wests Magpies and rugby’s Galloping Greens of Randwick.
The match was played at breakneck speed on Sunday and fans walked away impressed with the hybrid concept.
“For both sides to adjust to what are vastly different games, it was very impressive,” said Wallabies legend Simon Poidevin, who attended the game.
Players and officials involved in the inaugural hybrid rugby match between Wests Magpies and Randwick are keen to play again during next year's pre-season after hailing the concept a success.
Wests, whose team included former NRL stars John Skandalis, Bronson Harrison, Shannon Gallant and Ray Cashmere, ran out 47-19 winners over the Galloping Greens at Parramatta Stadium on Sunday in an entertaining match that encouraged organisers to continue with their quest to find a game combining the best of the two codes.
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The inaugural Mazda Hybrid Rugby fixture kicks off this coming Sunday 11th October at Pirtek Stadium, Parramatta. Foundation clubs in their respective codes, Randwick Rugby Union ands Wests Magpies Rugby League will take to the field for a 3.00pm start to see who can hold aloft the Mazda Hybrid Challenge Cup.
Co-founder of the Mazda hybrid concept and Randwick Legend Mark Ella said “this concept will be a winner for both codes and will capture the imagination of the Australian public and the world at large”.
Wednesday October 28 at 6.30 – 7.30pm there will be a player information night at the Coogee Sports Club (formerly known as the Coogee Bowling Club) outlining the pre-season, coaching and management structure for season 2016.
All current and prospective players very welcome.
Any follow up queries to Nick Ryan: 0415 463 691 or firstname.lastname@example.org
More helpful dates:
Club Awards Night Saturday 31 October 3-6 pm Coogee Surf Club
Introduction to Colts Thursday 12 November
Randwick Rugby AGM Wednesday 25 November 6.30 pm Coogee Sports Club
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Mr. Phil Franks, Chairman of the entertainment football concept - Hybrid Rugby, today announced and welcomed Mazda as the naming rights sponsor of this exciting cross code venture."
“Mazda is a forward thinking and innovative motor vehicle manufacturer and marketer and it is with great pleasure that I announce that Mazda is now the naming rights sponsor.
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