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By NSW Waratahs Media unit
The 2017 Buildcorp XVs Championship kicks off tomorrow at Runaway Bay Super Sports Centre up on the Gold Coast.
The Championship, which runs from Friday 12th to Sunday 14th, will see the first match take place between Sydney and South Australia first thing in the morning.
New South Wales have put forward two teams in the competition, with Sydney and NSW Country both eager to stake their claim over teams from across the country.
The side from Sydney will be entering the 2017 edition of the competition as title defenders, which is a title they have held for four years consecutively.
NSW Country, who finished 5th in last year’s rendition of the tournament, have been placed in Pool B alongside the tough opponents ACT and Queensland, as well as Victoria.
The Corellas, coached by Michael Burgess, went down to grand-finalists ACT in the second round of 2016 – not before defeating both Queensland, South Australia and ADF Rugby Union over the course of the weekend.
Pool A will see Sydney tackle the Australian Defence Force, South Australia and Western Australia over the weekend. In last year’s tournament, Sydney downed ADF Rugby Union, Victoria and WA convincingly only to have 5 points scored against them.
The Buildcorp National Women’s XV Championship presents itself as one of the last opportunities the participants will receive to stake their claim on Wallaroos selectors as the 2017 Women’s World Cup in Ireland looms.
You can watch every match live on our website through the following link: www.waratahs.com.au/livestream
Australian Defence Force
SYDNEY TEAM LIST:
Head Coach: Rob Baumann
Backs Coach: Peter Hammond
Team Operations Manager: Erin Morton
NSW COUNTRY TEAM LIST:
Newcastle Uni (Hunter)
Inverell (Central North)
West Wyalong (Central West)
Armidale (Central North)
Port Macquarie (Mid North Coast)
Newcaslte Uni (Hunter)
Wauchope (Mid North Coast)
Ballina (Central North)
Head Coach: Michael Burgess
Assistant Coach: Murray Hooper
Managers: Pam and Larry Thomson
Sydney 36 defeated South Australia 0
Western Australia 19 v ADFRU 0
Queensland 17 defeated NSW Country 0
ACT defeated Victoria
Sydney 63 defeated ADFRU 0
Western Australia v South Australia
ACT 17 defeated NSW Country 0
4:00PM Queensland v Victoria
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The New South Wales Rugby Union is mourning the loss of former Waratah and Wallaby backrower Denis O’Callaghan, who passed away earlier this week.