CENTRAL WEST Rugby Union coach Matt McRobert and his staff cast an eye over their charges on a sweltering afternoon at Apex Oval last Sunday.
Blue Bulls hopefuls from Blowes and the ANFD (Australian National Field Days) Cup clubs gathered for their first formal hit-out of the season. Last season’s Bulls were joined by some of the Country Championship-winning under 20s Colts players, vying for spots at Country Week in March.
Country Cockatoos hooker Peter Nau (Kangaroos) and former Cockies back-rower Lachie McCutcheon are two players McRobert is hoping will lead the way this year. He says there is also a swag of talented players from the Orange City Lions teams that won first and second grade premierships last year and some great youngsters coming through from Parkes Boars and all the other clubs.