SU­PER NEW FOR­MAT LOCKED IN

Su­per Satur­day for­mat to kick off for the 2019 sea­son

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The 2019 rugby union sea­son will kick off with a Su­per Satur­day for­mat to in­clude ju­niors, women’s and men’s teams – all play­ing on the same day at the same venue.

This will make for a mas­sive day of rugby and make it eas­ier on fam­i­lies, play­ers and sup­port­ers.

For­mer Biloela Rugby Union Club pres­i­dent Mar­cus Costar said bring­ing to­gether the el­e­ments of rugby would help to make it stronger.

“By cen­tral­is­ing rugby union on the Satur­day, it will make it a lot eas­ier for play­ers, coaches and man­agers,” Costar said.

“The travel that will be cut down will make it eas­ier for ev­ery­one.

“There will be an equal amount of home games.”

This means an equal num­ber of home and away games for clubs.

“This gives clubs sup­port to help raise money through can­teens and an equal op­por­tu­nity for women’s and ju­niors com­pe­ti­tions,” he said.

“We started a women’s com­pe­ti­tion last year and got a fair bit of in­ter­est about it.

“The suc­cess of the women’s rugby union team (Wal­la­roos) has had a mas­sive flow-on af­fect in at­tract­ing fe­male play­ers,” Costar said

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RUGBY UNION: Rugby union will head into a new era of Su­per Satur­days for the 2019 sea­son.

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