Tens big­ger and bet­ter in 2017

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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.

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