The boys are back in town

RUGBY finally returns to Park Beach Plaza Rugby Park for 2009 when Coffs Rugby host three big games tomorrow.

The afternoon will start at 3.00pm with the first round of the MNC Rugby competition for the under 19s with Coffs taking on Kempsey.

This will be followed by two trial games for Coffs Rugby's two first-grade teams - the Breakers and Crushers. The Coffs Rugby Breakers will take on Alstonville/Wollongbar at 5.30pm and the Coffs Rugby Crushers will play against the Grafton Redmen at 7.00pm.

“Both first-grade teams have a few injury worries after last week's 14-7 win over the Grafton Redmen in Grafton but the coaches see tomorrow night's final trial matches as a good opportunity to see some of the new and young players coming through the ranks,” Crushers' coach Rob Hoy said.

This weekend is set to be a big one for the local rugby club as Rugby Park is also set to take on a new image.

Sunday will see the club erecting a new enclosed fence around the main field while the ground will be given a well-needed manicure with new signs and facilities.

“This is a great move for the club with the new facilities and it will benefit the senior and junior players and our supporters,” club president Matt Quirk said.

“With the help of local businesses who've sponsored us and the Toormina Sport and Recreation Club, we've been able to do this.”

The first round of the MNC competition for the two first-grade teams commences next weekend with both sides playing in away fixtures.

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