A quick public service announcement.
Rugby returns tonight, well sort of.
A trial game between the QLD Reds & NSW Waratahs in Narrabri. It's only a trial game and I'm farken excited.
There's plenty of intrigue in this one.
NSW coach Rob Penney has announced a huge squad, I think the only people not playing are the janitor and Michael Hooper.
Some interest in former QLD Red squad member Michael Wood going against his old side - that bloke lacks no aggression and no doubt the Reds boys will be really kind to him for the duration of the match.
I'm keen to see how Tane Edmed goes in the #10 jersey for the Tahs, while the inclusion of Izaia Perese on the bench is super exciting - really keen to see him back on the park and hopefully making the most of this lifeline granted to him by the Waratahs.
Obviously Perese is still finding this feet in NSW, the NSW Rugby website misspelt his name on the team list!
Here's the highlights of the last time they met - Reds fans look away now! Nasty!
Anyways, let's look at the Reds.
They too have announced a big squad, plenty of experience with a trio of Wallabies stepping out including skipper Liam Wright, openside Fraser McReight and winger Filipo Daugunu.
Outside of those headlines acts, the attention will be on Suliasi Vunivalu - who of course plays his first game for the Reds. That's a bit exciting.
Exciting too is the emergence of some young talent, most notably the Creighton brothers and Mac Grealy.
I'm keen to watch Hamish Stewart & Jock Campbell play footy again as well - both had outstanding 2020 campaigns.
Plenty of intrigue, who knows who wins - it's really just a bit of a hit and giggle.
Although, it is QLD vs NSW, we don't really like each other and in a fortnight's time it's game on @ Suncorp Stadium for Round 1 of Super Rugby!
For those wondering, I did some homework, you can live stream the game on NSW Rugby TV via the Cluch App.
If that doesn't work, just throw a movie on and suck down some wine, it's Friday.
For the record, I know it's a trial, Reds by 10.
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