Saturday 16th March saw the first signs of moisture in the region and this coincided with the trial game against the Coffs Harbour Snappers. It looks like there is a bit of work to be done on match fitness and teamwork and this trial against the Snappers was a great step forward in preparations for a great 2019.
Local lad come good, Sam Giltrap has been selected and had a couple of runs with the Auckland ITM Contenders who are a Kiwi based side who are currently touring in Australia. We all know the Giltrap name is synonymous with having a bit of an accent but apparently Sam has a Kiwi passport which allows him to play for teams across the ditch.
On Tuesday 5th March, The Ballina Rugby Union Club was greeted with a visit by Ben Franklin MLC who is the National Party candidate for the Ballina electorate for the upcoming 2019 NSW State election. While footy training has now clicked into full gear, there were many supporters, sponsors, players and family members in attendance to find out what Ben was going to announce.