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Bourke-Brewarrina Barbarians set for a big season in 2024

Barbarians and Ewes signing up for the Rugby season on Sunday – kneeling l-r: Jodie Sontag, Sam Canty, Baden Barker, John Milgate, Charlotte McGrory, and Alana Coxhead. Standing l-r: Sam Willoughby, George Pullen, Kwabena Ansah, Will Foristal, Will Mitchell, Rory Finlayson, Jarryd Samuelsson holding Lucas, Isabella Wilson, Emma Boal, Tegan McLachlan, Jacinta Smith and Emily Bowden. Photo TWH

Western Plains Rugby Union

The Bourke and Brewarrina Barbarians and Bourke Ewes held a successful sign-on day on Sunday afternoon at the Bourke Bowling Club.

The Barbarians – a merger between the Bourke Rams and the Brewarrina have signed up several new and promising players and most of the club’s playing roster from last year.

Newly elected President of Barbarians, Will Mitchell, said that although training was a bit behind schedule, he expected the Barbarians to do well this year.

“We’ve got several new players and some of the older players coming back into the side, so we’ll give the competition a red-hot crack in 2024,” Will said.

Will reckons the Barbarians were a little unlucky last year but should make the grand final in 2024.

“The Barbarians merger between the Rams and the Brumbies has been a success, socially and on the field,” Will said.

“Brewarrina has always been a strong side, and they play a very physical game like the Rams do, and we all combine well on the field”.

Will said the merger had also made it easier to put a team on the field weekly during the season.

“We have a great player pool, and we’re not chasing people to play each week, and everyone is keen to play footy.

The Western Plains Rugby Union competition kicks off on Saturday 4th May with seven sides nominated – Bourke/Bre Barbarians, Bogan Bulls, Cobar Camels, Coonamble Rams, Warren Pumas, Gulargambone, and Walgett Rams.


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