Tens bigger and better in 2017
There’s no better way to prepare for a long rugby season than with a game of 10s in the middle of a Central Otago summer, right?
Clyde-Earnslcleugh rugby stalwart and Clyde 10s organiser Cory Crosbie agrees with that.
‘‘It’s a good hit out for all the new guys [and] to see where everyone’s form is at.’’
The inaugural tournament was so successful last year, the club had decided to make this year’s tournament on February 25 bigger and better.
That included children’s entertainment and food and drinks being on offer at the Clyde Showgrounds on the day.
Joining the home team would be other Central Otago premier teams including Wakatipu, Upper Clutha, Alexandra, Maniototo and 10s defending champions Cromwell. A team from Woodlands in Invercargill and Clutha Valley in South Otago would make up the eight teams.
The tournament wasn’t about making money for the club although that would be nice, Crosbie said.
‘‘Last year we did it to say, ‘we’re back’.’’
Clyde-Earnscleugh was unable to field a premier team in 2015 due to a lack of players, and so a 10s tournament was organised as a way to reintroduce the club, he said.
Clyde 10s organiser Cory Crosbie.