STAGE IS SET
All you need to know for the big day
INTRUST SUPER CUP HITS THE BURNETT THIS WEEKEND
RUGBY LEAGUE: The Intrust Super Cup is the biggest game ever held in the North Burnett and it is set to put Mundubbera on the map.
It is predicted that more than 1000 people will attend the game held at Archer Park and club committee members are excited at the prospect of a game played in the town being televised on Channel 9.
Committee member Gavin Ford said the event was in planning for quite some time and that last minute preparations were being conducted.
“We’ve been holding committee meetings every week for the past six weeks in preparation for the Intrust, we’re all very excited that it’s only two more days till it commences,” Ford said.
“We’re hoping that the field arrangements will be good.
“I’m keeping a close eye on the field to ensure it will be ready by the weekend, it had a chance of being good and now it’s a waiting game.”
As part of Friday’s event, junior players will have a chance to be part of a free training session in Mundubbera.
The National Rugby League Development and the North Devils and East Tigers staff will be running a free NRL coaching clinic at Archer Park.
The coaching clinic will start at 4.30pm and run until 5.45pm.
A meet and greet with the players will also be held for those in Gayndah on Saturday starting at 1pm at the sports grounds.
On Saturday night a meet and greet will be held at the Mundubbera Bowls Club starting at 6pm. Everyone is invited to attend.
Mundubbera Tigers and
Gayndah Gladiators will play in the curtain raiser at 11am on Sunday, July 23.
“Both teams are the leaders of the competition with the Tigers winning the premiership in 2016 so it should be a good game,” Ford said.
“The Gladiators are currently undefeated this season and will be putting up a fight against the Tigers.”
Once the game is finished, the junior teams will take to
the field from 1pm until the actual game gets started about 1.40pm.
The North Devils and East Tigers will be televised at 1.40pm on Channel 9.
“Admission will cost $10 at the gate. Meet and greet tickets for Saturday night can be bought at Balshaws Mitre 10, Gavin Ford’s Mobiles and the Royal Hotel,” he said.
“Once the car park is full, no other cars are allowed on the field.”
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