The Woopi Whitepointers return to Centennial Oval this afternoon for the start of the 2007 FNC Village competition.
The Woopi Whitepointers return to Centennial Oval this afternoon for the start of the 2007 FNC Village competition.

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WOOLGOOLGA start their new season this afternoon in the FNC Rugby competition and the Whitepointers couldn't think of a better way to get their campaign underway than with a tough meeting against the big Kyogle side.

This afternoon will see the Whitepointers in their first game at home coinciding with all the Curryfest Action.

As it seems with most of the clubs in Village competition, all the sides at Woolgoolga have experienced an increase in players.

Many of the FNC teams will be fielding quality players who have come across from other zones as the Village competition is growing with popularity among both players and supporters.

In their second season, Woolgoolga are looking like becoming a permanent part of the local sporting landscape after securing the major sponsorship of Woopi Top Town Hardware who have come on board only too gladly.

Pre-season training has been tough for the Whitepointers and the hard work looks to have paid off if their form in the trials is any indication. The club is hopeful that trial form will translate into the team kick starting their season strongly.

Kyogle are a renowned big side but Woolgoolga are confident that their great defensive record, big mobile pack and new look backline will make the clash at Centennial Oval an exciting one.

Kyogle are sure to come out firing though as 2007 sees the boys from the North celebrating their 20 year anniversary, so there's no doubt that they will be wanting to start the season as strong as possible.

The three times these two teams met last year, the final margin was less than seven points on each occasion.

Woolgoolga Rugby XV v Kyogle: 15. Morgan Regler, 14. Gary Horsley, 13 Scott Tarplee, 12.Glenn Hull, 11. Scott Donohue, 10. Sam Murgatroyd, 9. Simon Robertson, 8. Jamie Murgatroyd, 7. Shane Dean, 6. Jarrod Greenhouse, 5. Greg Hubbard, 4. Stu Lindsay, 3. Deran Smith, 2. Sam Broomfield, 1. Ian Stocktan. Reserves: 16. Travis Mackay, 17. Zane Comene, 18. Ashley Smith.



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