REDS COMING: Hamish Stewart and Harry Hoopert with Western Downs Mayor Paul McVeigh and Dalby Wheatmen Juniors during the Reds’ visit to Dalby.
REDS COMING: Hamish Stewart and Harry Hoopert with Western Downs Mayor Paul McVeigh and Dalby Wheatmen Juniors during the Reds’ visit to Dalby.

Secure your place at January’s Reds v Waratahs match

TICKETS are now on sale for the much-anticipated Qld Reds V NSW Waratahs trial game in Dalby on January 24.

It will be the first time the Queensland Reds have played a game in the Western Downs region and the first regional trial match in 10 years, and residents can be right there to enjoy the action.

Dalby Wheatmen Rugby Club president Neal Kiley said he was thrilled to be hosting the trial match at the Dalby Leagues Club.

“We anticipate the game will draw a good-sized crowd from right around the region, not just the Western Downs,” Mr Kiley said.

“In Dalby, we have a great relationship between the Downs Rugby and the Dalby Leagues Clubs and we are all keen to work together to ensure that the Queensland Reds also have opportunities to connect with our community while they are here for a few days before the game.

“This is the final pre-season game before the playing season officially kicks off and will include a Ladies 7s showcase as well as a halftime match for Under-11s.”

Western Downs Mayor Paul McVeigh said the match added to the region’s vibrant events calendar.

“We look forward to welcoming visitors from as far away as Moree, Goondiwindi, Roma and our northern neighbours as well, over the few days leading up to the game,” Cr McVeigh said.

“Council is supporting the Queensland Rugby Union in their community activities across our region over that week, which will include a coaching clinic on Wednesday, 22nd of January, a Captain’s Run and visits around the region, plus a corporate luncheon on Friday before the game.

“So we encourage all rugby fans to come out and spend a few days in our region and be a part of these great community activities.”

Tickets to the trial match can be booked at www.trybooking.com.


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