The Blumers Lawyers CRRL Cup commences this weekend, with two exciting matches to kick off the revamped competition.
Woden Valley Rams v Raiders Under 20’s
3pm, Saturday 25 July, Phillip District Oval
Ash Barnes is the Raiders Under 20’s coach, and makes his return to the CRRL competition against his former team, having coached the Rams to a premiership in 2018.
The Raiders U20’s have nine players from the 2019 squad which made the Jersey Flegg grand final.
Ken Nagas takes over the head coaching role for the Rams this season, and will be hoping to start of his campaign with a win.
Woden have a number of additions to the squad this year. NSW Cup Mounties players Tom Robertson and Daine Spencer return to the team, having been part of the 2018 premiership side. Monaro U23’s representative Luke Ingram and Mounties player Lazarus Vaalepu will also join the team, as well Hayden Lazarus, son of Raiders legend Glenn Lazarus.
Queanbeyan Blues v Gungahlin Bulls
3pm, Saturday 25 July, Seiffert Oval
Defending premiers the Queanbeyan Blues will be hoping to kick off their 2020 campaign with win at their home ground.
Captain-coach Terry Campese will lead from the front, playing in the halves again this year.
The Gungahlin Bulls welcome a new coach, with Neil Bijorac taking the reins, and bringing plenty of coaching experience to the side.
Zac Patch and Jack Williams both played for the Blues in the grand final last year, and will run out against their former teammates this weekend.