Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Mate against Mate

Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Mate against Mate

Article excerpt

TODAY'S TEAMS

Coffs Rugby

1 J Bellamy, 2 L Devery, 3 N Joyce, 4 B Henry, 5 C Landrigan, 6 P Butcher, 7 AJ McLauchlan, 8 M Kama, 9 J Jones, 10 A Keene, 11 S McVicar, 12 L. Poole, 13 K Kent, 14 M Spence, 15 D Hurley (Coach: Geoff Mould)

SCU Marlins

1 M Potts, 2 E McDonough, 3 D Wilson, 4 D Tamworth, 5 G Hubbard, 6 C McDonough, 7 BJ Francis, 8 M McDonough, 9 N Burley, 10 A Donovan, 11 T Horan, 12 O Sandstrom, 13 L Sandstrom, 14 R Trembath, 15 J Rayner (Coach: Dave Nicol)

FRIENDSHIPS stretching back decades will mean nothing when the historic first battle between Coffs Rugby and SCU Marlins begins about 3pm today at Advocate Park.

James Bellamy (Coffs) and Matt Potts (SCU) have been close mates since they were toddlers but in the true spirit of rugby, that will most likely lead to fireworks when they mark each other in the front row.

Marlins coach Dave Nicol, a survivor of many great Coffs Harbour scraps between Snappers and Harlequins in the 1990s, predicts his outfit will be underdogs by a fair margin. …

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