Mer­rin a star for the Brumbies

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in­stead of the planned in­ter­viewer. Chris boasts one Yeo­val “cap”; his grand­fa­ther “too many to count”!

“That was some­thing we will never for­get!”

Keith Wal­sham (Wal­laby 1962-63) at­tended along with his son Peter who flew from the Pil­bara (WA). Keith’s fa­ther Eric was in­stru­men­tal in re­viv­ing rugby in Yeo­val (and Western NSW gen­er­ally) af­ter the hia­tus caused by World War 2. A NOTE re­ceived from for­mer Dubbo Re­gional Coun­cil Gen­eral Man­ager Mark Ri­ley has alerted me to the sport­ing for­tunes of a for­mer lo­cal.

Mer­rin Starr was Op­er­a­tions Su­per­vi­sor at the Old Dubbo Gaol be­fore leav­ing for the na­tion’s cap­i­tal to pur­sue a ca­reer with ACT Fire and Res­cue.

It seems Mer­rin was a top-class rugby player for many years be­fore com­ing to Dubbo and has re­turned to her roots in the game.

Mer­rin is play­ing in the front row for the ACT Brumbies Women’s team in the inau­gu­ral Su­per W tour­na­ment.

Check out Mer­rin’s story at www.rugby.com. au/videos/2018/04/06/in-fo­cus-mer­rin-starr

Mer­rin Starr pic­tured dur­ing her time in Dubbo, in 2014. PHOTO: DUBBO PHOTO NEWS/FILE

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