Country Women Gear for 2013 Season
Women Rugby players from around New South Wales Country Rugby Union are gearing for the 2013 Representative Season with the Westpac NSW Country Corellas.
The Corellas will be undertaking a major campaign prior to the team contesting the 2013 National Championships in September, which will be a stepping stone in the selection process for the Wallaroos Squad to contest RWC2014.
Before the players can start contemplating RWC2014 there is a representative pathway which has to be followed, which will see them represent their zones at the NRMA NSW Country Championships, and if selected undertake a comprehensive program with the Westpac NSW Country Corellas.
NSWCWRU President Larry Thomson said “2013 was a very important year for Womens Rugby, especially the fifteen a side version of the game, as the majority of the focus was now on Sevens Rugby”.
He went on to say “NSW Country Rugby Union had made a commitment to ensure the Corellas had the best possible preparation leading into what would be a fiercely contested National Championships”.
Steve Hamson and David Cleal have been reappointed as the Corellas’ Coach and Assistant Coach for the 2013 season, and both are keen to build on the improved results which were achieved in 2012.
Steve Hamson said “2012 was a year of change which saw a large number of new players selected for the Corellas, and with the majority of those players again backing up for their zones, the signs were very positive for Country in 2013”.
The NRMA NSW Country Championships will be held on Saturday, 27 July 2013 at Gosford, after which the Westpac NSW Country Corellas will play a series of matches against the Australian Capital Territory, Sydney and Victoria.
The Australian Rugby Union Womens National Championships will be held at Riverview College, Sydney on 25 – 28 September 2013.