New England and Central North will play a curtain raiser to the Waratahs' match

New England will clash with Central North before the Super Rugby match on March 21.
New England will clash with Central North before the Super Rugby match on March 21.

New England Rugby Union and Central North Rugby Union are excited to announce that both zones will be participating in a curtain raiser match for the upcoming Waratah's Super Rugby fixture in Tamworth.

The men from the mountains will meet the men from the plains on Saturday 21st of March at Scully Park in Tamworth.

Kick-off is at 5.45pm with the main Super Rugby fixture commencing at 7.45pm.

This will be a great opportunity for all local fans to see some local and international rugby stars in action!

Zone director of coaching Luke Stephen sees the game as a good launching pad to the 2020 representative season.

"New England and Central North is one of the great rivalries in Country Rugby, being able to showcase this in front of hopefully a large crowd is a great honour for the players who are lucky enough to be selected," he said.

Central North president Tony Byrnes sees this game as "an opportunity for Central North Representative Coordinator Paul King to show off his stars."

This representative fixture is a great start back to rugby after the summer break and will be a solid gauge of talent for both zones as they launch their seasons and prepare for the upcoming Country Championships to be held in Tamworth over the June long weekend where both sides will be playing for the Richardson Shield.

Both zones are working together to create opportunities for players in Northern NSW to play some quality rugby without having to venture too far from home.

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