Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

End-of-Season Friendly Tour Caught My Attention

Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

End-of-Season Friendly Tour Caught My Attention

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THE end-of-season tour - who knew?

Last Sunday I played a game of rugby against a team that was on an "end of season tour".

The boys and their dads were on a trip down the coast and played us in a friendly game.

How much fun is that to travel and play sport without a major competition, just friendlies.

I like the concept and my dad said he did end-of-season tours to New Zealand and America.

I'm a fan; can't wait until I'm older.

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DID you see the grand final the weekend before last?

It was a smash-fest for Parramatta and a walk in the park for Storm. I worried about Parramatta after their semi.

The Friday night game was like a grand final, with such huge crowds, and I wondered if they had played the game of their season a week too early. Turns out I was right.

It wasn't the great contest I had hoped for between Billy Slater and Jarryd Hayne, but both are such talented young players who young kids like me look up to. …

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